Iran ambassador: Trump's sanctions violate United Nations security council resolution

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Iran dismissed a last-minute offer from the Trump administration for talks, saying it could not negotiate while Washington had reneged on a 2015 deal to lift sanctions in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear program.

The high-level meeting follows the reimposition of sanctions on Iran by the us on Tuesday, which a White House statement said targeted the country's energy sector and foreign financial institutions doing business with the Central Bank of Iran.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, speaking in a meeting with North Korea's foreign minister, said that America could not be trusted, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency.

Tuesday evening on his nationally syndicated radio show, LevinTV host Mark Levin interviewed national security adviser John Bolton about the Trump administration's decision to impose further sanctions on the terrorist regime that rules Iran.

Ri was also quoted as describing the sanctions against Iran as "inappropriate and contrary to global standards".

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It shipped out nearly 3 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude in September, equivalent to around 3 percent of global demand. On November 5th, the United States will resume sanctions against Iran's energy-related financial transactions.

He doubled down on that sentiment Wednesday saying that before USA sanctions "nobody supported Iran".

"China's commercial cooperation with Iran is open and transparent, reasonable, fair and lawful, not violating any United Nations Security Council resolutions", it said.

Among large European companies that have suspended plans to invest in Iran are France's oil major Total and its big carmakers, PSA and Renault.

On Monday, the foreign ministers of Germany, Britain and France issued a joint statement condemning the new U.S. sanctions on Iran. A second round of sanctions against its energy sector will be reimposed on November 5.

European countries have also vowed to protect the nuclear deal by continuing to trade with Iran.

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Turkey, however, said it would continue to buy natural gas from Iran.

Heiko Maas said ongoing unrest in Iran - worsened by the sanctions imposed on Monday - could 'boost radical and fundamentalist forces'.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was cited by an Iranian newspaper, as saying that a United States plan to stop Iranian oil exports will not succeed.

"We are in solidarity with the European Union position, obviously we are closely monitoring this and we are doing everything possible on the diplomatic level to stimulate a direct dialogue between the United States and Iran, and we think that dialogue should always prevail", he said.

However, a senior United States official said it was "not particularly concerned" by the move because many major firms had already announced they were pulling out of Iran.

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