Also, the state Department suggested that the Iranian economy is in “deep recession”, and access to foreign reserves is minimal.
WASHINGTON, may 28. /TASS/. the United States will continue a campaign of economic pressure and “diplomatic isolation” of Iran. This was stated on Wednesday by the US special representative on Iran Brian hook during a telephone briefing. The transcript of a conversation spread press service state Department.
“the Campaign of President Donald trump to give maximum pressure kept Iran and opposed him unprecedented ways. We have deprived religious leadership of huge amounts of money,” said hook. According to him, the Iranian leadership faces a choice “to conduct negotiations [with the US] or to allow economic collapse.”
the special Representative also suggested that the Iranian economy supposedly is in a “deep recession”, and access to foreign reserves is minimal. “USA will continue the successful strategy to maximise the economic pressure and diplomatic isolation,” he said.
U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo said Wednesday that Washington has decided to discontinue temporary exceptions from the sanctions regime, which allow Tehran to obtain from the countries participating in the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) assistance in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Canceled exception allowed companies from Russia, China and European countries to continue to work on the peaceful use of nuclear energy at nuclear facilities in Iran, without risking to be subject to us restrictive measures. This directly affects the heavy water reactor in Arak, Iran on the framework AGREEMENT with the support of other countries had to rebuild for conducting nuclear research for peaceful purposes, as well as ensuring enriched uranium research reactor in Tehran, the export of spent fuel from Iran.
the US Administration provides to international companies 60 days to stop activities that affect these objects.