World powers back Iran oil exports, remain committed to nuclear deal
09 July, 2018, 07:27 | Author: Donnie King
Iran wants world powers to present measures guaranteeing oil revenue and investment into the country despite U.S. sanctions when ministers meet on Friday to save the 2015 nuclear deal, but European states will fall short of its demands, diplomats said.
The foreign companies which do business with Tehran could face sanctions by the United States, making the investors reluctant to follow EU's suggestions to keep their business ties with Tehran.
The Iranian president highlighted the problems that Washington's unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA has created for the European companies involved in Iranian projects.
"Failure to maintain and implement the deal would not only affect the Iran nuclear issue itself but also cause serious negative impacts on the functioning of the non-proliferation regime as well as on the situation in the Middle East", Wang said. Washington has since told countries they must stop buying the OPEC producer's oil from November, 4 or face financial consequences.
They said they remained committed to the accord and to building up trade and investment links with Iran, including "the continuation of Iran's export of oil and gas" and other energy products.
The Iranian President, Hassan Rohani, believes that the entirety of measures offered by the Europeans, to compensate for the effects of the United States government's withdrawal from Iran's worldwide nuclear programme, have not to date proven satisfactory. "We want to make clear to Iran that it will still gain economic benefits through this agreement".
But in a setback on the eve of the talks, Iran s President Hassan Rouhani told French President Emmanuel Macron that European economic measures now on offer did not go far enough.
Rouhani, who signed the nuclear deal, has been attacked at home by ultra-conservatives, who have denounced his willingness to talk to the West and accused him of hurting the economy. Several major firms - including France's Total and Peugeot, and Russia's Lukoil - have said they are preparing to leave.
The EU, once Iran's biggest oil importer, has vowed to keep the 2015 nuclear deal alive without the United States by trying to keep oil and investment flowing.
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Tehran dismissed it is an orchestrated "false flag ploy", created to discredit Iran and overshadow Rouhani s trip to Europe, and Wednesday summoned the French and Belgian ambassadors and the German charge d affaires in protest.
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He said he expects European countries to unveil a package of measures in the coming days created to keep the deal alive. The two main importers of Iranian crude are China and India; both of whom import around 400,000 BPD now .
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