Trump Blasts "Anyone Trading With Iran Will Not Be Trading With The U.S."

At one minute after midnight, the first round of renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran took effect, and in one of his earliest tweets since the presidential campaign, at 5:30am EDT, a sleepless Trump blasted out the "official" US position on countries that ignore his just imposed sanctions: "The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level" Trump tweeted. 

In a warning to China, India, Russia, Turkey and many other nations which have said they will defy Trump's sanctions and continue to import Iran oil, Trump warned that "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States."

Then, pulling a page out of a John Lennon album, Trump explained "I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!"

As a reminder, on Tuesday, following an executive order signed by Trump, the U.S. imposed new restrictions intended to stop the purchase of dollar banknotes by Iran, prevent the government from trading gold and other precious metals and block the nation from selling or acquiring various industrial metals. The measures, which took effect at midnight in Washington, also targeted the auto industry and banned imports of Persian carpets and pistachios to the U.S.

There were some signs Trump's aggressive policy was already working. Yesterday, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, under rising economic and political pressure, spurned President Donald Trump’s suggestion for talks with “no preconditions.” However, in a televised address on Monday night, Rouhani also said Iran is open to negotiations if the U.S. is “sincere,” but he added that such talks would be meaningless while his nation is being hit with sanctions. Trump and his top aides have raised the possibility of face-to-face discussions with Rouhani with “no preconditions.”

“Negotiations at the same time as sanctions, what meaning does that have?” Rouhani said. “It means someone is facing a person who’s a rival and enemy, if they use a knife and they stick the knife in their arm and then they say, ‘Let’s negotiate and let’s talk.’ The response to this is first all, they have to take the knife out and put the knife back in their pocket.”

Rouhani also scoffed that despite his offer for talks, Trump “is someone who, without any negotiation, has withdrawn from all of his international commitments,” from trade accords to the Paris climate agreement.

Iran’s Foreign Secretary Javad Zarif tweeted that the “Trump Administration wants the world to believe it’s concerned about the Iranian people. Yet the very first sanctions it reimposed have canceled licenses for sales of 200+ passenger jets under absurd pretexts, endangering ordinary Iranians. US hypocrisy knows no bounds.”

At the same time, Europe condemned Trump's action saying it would block their effect for European companies. “We deeply regret the re-imposition of sanctions by the U.S., due to the latter’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),” according to a statement Monday from the foreign ministers of the U.K., Germany, France and the European Union. “Preserving the nuclear deal with Iran is a matter of respecting international agreements and a matter of international security.”

Meanwhile, in an attempt to halt its sharp economic deterioration, Iran’s central bank scrapped most currency controls introduced this year on the eve of the U.S. move, in a bid to halt a plunge in the rial that has stirred protests against the government. As Bloomberg reports, under the measures, Iran's central bank will let the market determine the rate of foreign-exchange transactions except the imports of essential goods and drugs, Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati told state television Sunday night. Licensed currency houses whose trading had been halted will be allowed to resume operations from Tuesday.

But the policies backfired, with the rial weakening from 40,000 at the start of the year, to more than 100,000 to the dollar on the black market this month.

That will come as good news to Trump, whose stated goal is to get the Iranian regime to stop meddling in countries from Syria to Yemen, halt its ballistic missile program and commit to stricter limits on its nuclear program, but the real intention, of course, is to overthrow the government, despite denials from the administration on the latter.

“We’re very hopeful that we can find a way to move forward, but it’s going to require enormous change on the part of the Iranian regime,” Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told reporters Sunday en route to Washington from Asia. “They’ve got to -- well, they’ve got to behave like a normal country. That’s the ask. It’s pretty simple.”

Now the question turns to China - which has said repeatedly it will maintain trade ties with Iran - and how Trump will justify continuing to trade with Beijing under such conditions, and whether such defiance will prompt Trump to further escalate his trade war with the world's second biggest economy.

Comments

Kiprecheche Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:20 Permalink

And how is sanctioning a country, imposing all this economic hardships to its citizens, towards the brink of poverty, an act of helping them? if you really` support democracy,  why do you get nervous when an unfriendly leadeship is elected by its people under full democratic process?? why dont you ever understand that what is good for them must not be good for everyone?if you hate their leadership why dont you just stop doing bussiness with them and let the rest of the world decide for themselves instead of resorting to mobilize the whole world against a single country?? who vested you with the power to be the world policeman?? is it because you can do anything with a currency you can print at will?? all this doesnt make any sense. Fools!The world should stand up to ridiculous US sanctions that punish only the common people whose leaders don't accept the idea of the Rothchilds enslaving their population

 

philipat JimmyJones Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:33 Permalink

More bullying by the US. The FACT is there is still an Agreement in place with Iran which was a MULTILATERAL Agreement. Just because the US, in ts infinite wisdom, has arbitrarily and unilaterally pulled out of the Agreement does not mean the Agreement is not still binding on the other parties. And what precisely gives the US the right under International law to impose penalties on third party Sovereign States operating in other third party Sovereign States?

Iran has made no threats against anyone and has not attacked any other State in over 300 years (even that was self-defensive) and has honored the terms agreed under JCPOA to the letter. If the US chooses not to do business with Iran that is perfectly fine but why should it try to impose its own policy on other "independent" Sovereign States.

And why would anyone enter into any type of agreement with the US, knowing that if the next President doesn't like it, it will be broken?

Europe will as usual ultimately cave to its master but I fully expect that Russia, China, Turkey and others will either overtly or covertly tell the US to shove it.

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CuttingEdge nmewn Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:58 Permalink

How about the US fucking government stops meddling in Yemen and Syria, Mr Trump?

 

Need I say repeated White Helmet (Academi) false flag gas attacks as a reminder? Or maybe that UN convoy taken out by a Predator delivered Hellfire in Raqqa (Paveway IV's analysis was spot on). With the WH tailing the convoy, co-incidence of co-incidences. And the collapse of ISIS after CIA support was pulled (I know you claimed victory, but the only ones I saw kicking arse on the ground were those pesky Russians). And the IDF covering their arses, of course.

 

Sometimes, Donald, you look as big a cunt as those who want to bring you down.

And I don't say that lightly.

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Bokkenrijder bshirley1968 Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:46 Permalink

Trumpanyahu Blasts "Anyone Trading With Iran Will Not Be Trading With The U.S."

The Swamp speaks Hebrew, and Trumpanyahu (hint: he’s from Jew York and loves hanging out in Tel Aviv East: Palm Beach...) is just about fluent....

Thank you all ZH Trumptards for getting this MIC puppet and warmongering clown elected POTUS!

And here you were...thinking he was going to drain the swamp, right...? Dumbfucks! 

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MoreSun dirty fingernails Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:07 Permalink

Hey  The Central Planners,

Excellent informative vid, the full outing of Bannon by his own declaration of "I'm a proud zionist-Christian" tells it all, and him giving full credit to shelden adelson the zionist jew supremacist for Trump the Orange jews election is icing on the jew cake.

Link to your video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW4CvC5IaFI&t=0s&index=2&list=FLbp3rkUf… 

Is their really anyone left that don't fully understand that zog rules jewmerica !

Remove all jew supremacists from all positions of Power-NOW!

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SocratesSolutions MoreSun Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:42 Permalink

This is what has to happen. The Satanic Jews have to be burned off of the World Stage. And NOW is exactly right. 

Have no doubt, America is already at WAR with Israel. For it is a nation of lies, murder, and evil deception that wants to rule the entire planet. The world is already at war with this Black Magic bandit nation of falsehood. However, this war will be won in a different way. 

Israel is not just Iran's problem to solve. It is your problem. To be solved. Don't expect any bought and paid for politicians or presidents to solve your problem. 

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SocratesSolutions dirty fingernails Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:38 Permalink

This is all about Israel. The United States is being used as Israel's whore. These were the words of the late Jim Traficant. 

The Jews have stolen money for centuries. They believe it is the key to them ruling the world in their Supra-Government. 

There is no America. There never was. America has been under the Zionists all along. 

A president won't free you America. They are all owned by the Jews. What will free you? An idea coming in which you will implement. This idea will burn down the Satanic Judaic off of the World Stage—permanently. 

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SocratesSolutions curbjob Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:44 Permalink

The American people have been hijacked since America's inception. The American people have been 911'd. The American people are under the thumb of a Satanic nation: Israel. 

There is no America. There never was. Can you see it yet? You are owned by Zionist Jews. They think they can buy their way to world domination and murder those in their way. 

Don't you think it is time to take down the Black Hat 911 crowd that runs your country? They wear little black hats in secret and you can't spot them often for they are white too. But they want to wipe out the white non-Jew. In other words, they're crazy. You are going to have to take down a psychotic cult of criminals with no morality America and the world. This is who the Satanic Jews always were. Time to solve the problem. 

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MoreSun Uchtdorf Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:38 Permalink

Hey  The Central Planners,

Excellent informative vid, the full outing of Bannon by his own declaration of "I'm a proud zionist-Christian" tells it all, and him giving full credit to shelden adelson the zionist jew supremacist for Trump the Orange jews election is icing on the jew cake. 

Link to your video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW4CvC5IaFI&t=0s&index=2&list=FLbp3rkUf…

Please excuse the double post.

 

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SocratesSolutions Uchtdorf Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:54 Permalink

Have to agree. The Jews are all around Trump. Whoever you voted for, you voted for Rothschild control of your nation. 

You're going to have to get rid of them all America. The entire Black Magic cult of Satanic Judaism must be burned forever off of the World Stage. Force will not do it. Money will certainly not do it. Both of these things the Jews are using. 

They will be defeated by the idea coming in. They will be utterly and permanently defeated. It will not be any politician that does this. It will be you yourself with the idea. The Satanic Judaic cult has outlived its time upon the World Stage. Something is coming in that will burn it down and reforge it under World Law. There is a World Law to follow now. It is nothing like the dumb new world order of slavery they wanted to impose upon you. No. The idea has come to crush that into oblivion.  

www.21stcenturyworldmessage.com 

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FreeMoney Justin Case Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:06 Permalink

The US is still its own sovereign country. 

What is called legally binding by the UN is not legally binding in the US unless it is in the form of a treaty and ratified by the senate.  That is in our constitution.

The Constitution provides that the president "shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur" (Article II, section 2).

 

The Paris Accord does not meet the constitutional standard for a treaty.

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dirty fingernails FreeMoney Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:50 Permalink

Then fine, we withdraw until it can be passed (the Israeli/neocon occupied congress would only pass a complete surrender and mass suicide by Iran). That does not give us authority to demand the rest of the world do what we say or else.

Art of the schoolyard bully

Edit: if you are going to withdraw from the deal because it wasn't properly passed, then that is what you say not talking about how "its the worst deal evah"

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Imxploring FreeMoney Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:26 Permalink

Great posting!!! To all those that don't understand this.... it's called the Constitution... it's this old document that our county and it's laws are based on.... that is before we started letting politicians and globalist do as they pleased with little or no control. If you want to see how that ends up.... look at the EU....I wonder if all the citizens in those countries knew they were giving up the sovereignty of their individual nations to an unelected central power when they signed on!

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Minister of Br… FreeMoney Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:28 Permalink

Under your theory, the lesson is that no country should sign any agreement with, or participate in any joint military action with the US, unless it is first ratified by the US senate. Because in practice this rarely happens any more, this should help curtail the US MIC. I think that is a good thing for both America and the world.

It is still the case that a past American president misrepresented his legal authority to enter into a contract. If Iran's leaders were to have done this, and used the position to withdraw from the contract, sanctions would surely have been the US answer. Accordingly, the most fair response of the world to Trump's call for sanctions would be to apply those exact sanctions against America instead of Iran.

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bshirley1968 Anasteus Tue, 08/07/2018 - 08:42 Permalink

OMG! You throw Lincoln into the mix!

Lincoln was the biggest traitor to ever sit in the WH. He is the only son of a bitch that surpasses Wilson in his treachery. That you would compare Trumpenstein to Lincoln....in a "positive" way....says everything about you AND Trump!

Lincoln killed 750,000+ Americans to keep his job. How many do you expect Trump to kill getting his way while playing God. What a ignoramus, jackass you are.....just like your man-crush.

Downvoting? I would prefer kicking your sorry ass.

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Anasteus Uchtdorf Tue, 08/07/2018 - 15:10 Permalink

Jokes aside, I am talking about a bigger picture brilliantly described in the article below from John Laughland published today on RT. It goes a bit beyond the ordinary US realm of interest and that's, perhaps, the reason why Trump is not fully understood and recognized by the domestic audience. Once figuring out the consequences one can spot a silhouette of the broader mosaic.

EU impotence against US sanctions on Iran expose bloc as bumbling old fool of international politics

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PeaceForWorld nmewn Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:15 Permalink

I campaigned for Iran Deal and I regret that I did it. It weakened Iran and it gave false hope to Iranians. I was one of those that was calling every congress member, gathering signatures, signing petitions, sending letter, and campaigning on Social Media.

To all those Iranian haters that are cheering for Iranian people’s misery, you will get “What you deserve too.”. You are happy for people to suffer and die because American Zionist controlled congress, you are going to suffer worse! I think that most of you are already suffering, because you have a lot of hate. You are already miserable and US financial crisis will bite you on your ass!

I am very glad that this day came and Iran will start taking directions that won’t involve US anymore! Go back to your basement and keep smoking crack!

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Siberian Conscious Reviver Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:43 Permalink

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