DONALD Trump has piled pressure on EU leaders by warning them that if they ignore newly imposed sanctions and do business with Iran, they can forget about trading with the United States.
Mr Trump has said he would “fully enforce” the measures being reimposed as a result of the US withdrawal from the 2015 JPCA deal aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons – prompting a defiant stance from EU leaders.
In today’s early morning tweet, the US President this morning said: “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.
“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.
“I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!”
Mr Trump’s words were an apparent response to yesterday’s joint statement released by the all 28 EU member states, including UK, France and Germany – which were also parties to the 2015 accord along with Russia and China,
In it, signatories – including UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt – expressed “deep regret” at the US move.
The statement added: “The lifting of nuclear-related sanctions is an essential part of the deal; it aims at having a positive impact not only on trade and economic relations with Iran, but most importantly on the lives of the Iranian people.