Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
Tehran. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday that there would be neither war nor negotiations with the United States, AFP reported.
"Recently, U.S. officials have been talking blatantly about us. Beside sanctions, they are talking about war and negotiations," he said via his official Twitter account in English.
After the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May, the U.S. Treasury Department re-imposed sanctions on a number of key Iranian sectors and activities on Aug. 6, including the purchase or acquisition of U.S. dollar banknotes by the Iranian government and Iran's automotive sector.
Turkey and the United States have kicked off talks on the issue of a new round of sanctions against Iran, as many Turkish companies are prime trade partners with Tehran. Compared to the past, Washington will be more "aggressive" in implementing those measures against Iran, a United States official has said.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is monitoring media reports about Iran's plans to build up its nuclear capacity, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.
"We're watching reports that Iran plans to increase its enrichment capacity," Pompeo wrote in a Twitter post on Wednesday. "We won't allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. Iran is aware of our resolve."
Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu on Monday attended a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) held in Brussels that focused on recent developments in Iran and Venezuela, the situation in Congo, and the post-Cotonou framework.
Germany's government will help German firms with business in Iran where it can, but cannot entirely shield them from the U.S. decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal and re-impose sanctions against Tehran, the economy minister told a newspaper.
The declaration adopted at the European Union - Western Balkans Summit reflects the EU's commitment to the Western Balkans region, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday at an informal meeting in the Bulgarian capital.
"With friends like that, who needs enemies."
That was how Donald Tusk, one of the European Union's top officials, took President Trump to task on Wednesday, offering the latest look at how the Continent's leaders are trying to come to terms with the United States' shifting policy on issues like the Iran nuclear deal.