Friday, 23 August, 2019

Hormuz Strait either for all, or for none: Iranian commander

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Patty Aguilar | 06 July, 2018, 22:16

Since Trump's shock move in May, which dismayed all other signatories, Washington has warned other countries to end trade and investment in Iran and stop buying its oil from early November or face punitive measures.

"We are meeting here today to make sure the nuclear agreement with Iran has a future", German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said as he arrived for talks with counterparts from Iran and the other signatories Britain, China, France and Russian Federation.

There was no readout from Iran immediately after the meeting, but Mogherini said all participants had agreed to reconvene the JCPOA again at a later date.

Zarif pointed to his "very serious and constructive" talks with the remaining parties of the nuclear deal and said, "I believe that there is political will to continue work and save this agreement but we must see what will happen to this issue in practice."

Speaking on French radio ahead of arriving in the Austrian capital, France's foreign minister said world powers would struggle to put together an economic package immediately. The former administration downplayed them while it sought to negotiate a complicated nuclear deal. "For the start August, it seems a bit short, but we are trying to do it by November", he said.

She didn't get into greater detail, but before the meeting German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas conceded that the treaty nations would not be able to compensate Iran entirely for the loss of business from companies withdrawing. He stressed hat world powers would struggle to compensate Tehran for companies leaving Iran.

"Everyone agreed that it was a grave violation of the deal's terms, " Lavrov said, adding that this USA move was apparently "provoked by nothing other than a desire to once again politicize the situation around Iran".

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters that top diplomats from Germany, Britain, France, Russia and China reaffirmed their commitment to the 2015 deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, "which is in the security interest of all".

"We've made some progress, including on safeguarding some crude (oil) sales, but it's unlikely to meet Iranian expectations". It has been putting pressure on its allies ever since, seeking in particular to make them reduce oil imports from Iran.

A senior USA military leader said in 2012 the Guards have the ability to block the Strait of Hormuz "for a period of time" but the United States would take action to reopen it in such an event.

Since the U.S. president pulled Washington out of the historic nuclear deal, European countries have been scrambling to ensure that Iran gets enough economic benefits to persuade it to stay in the deal.

Asked by Reuters what would be the US Naval Forces' reaction if Iran blocks the strait, he said: "Together, we stand ready to ensure the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce wherever global law allows".

On the nuclear side of the agreement the parties did agree to replace the United States in a working group to redesign the Arak reactor with China.

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