Germany warns United States sanctions on Iran could 'boost radical forces'

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And he added Iran's power has grown since its leaders signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the official name of the non-proliferation nuclear deal, in 2015.

"With regard to our situation do not be anxious at all".

"The performance of the USA government over the years is such that today the United States is recognized as an unreliable country in the world that does not adhere to any of its obligations", the President said, calling for the "expansion of relations and cooperation" between Tehran and Pyongyang. "Nobody can do anything", Khamenei said recently, the website reported.

For his part, Ri said North Korea's strategic policy is to expand relations with Iran and counter unilateralism.

The foreign minister also scolded the U.S., arguing that the decision of pull out from the Iran nuclear deal in May made the White House an untrustworthy partner to hold negotiations with.

Tuesday's sanctions target Iran's purchases of USA dollars, metals trading, coal, industrial software and the auto sector.

European countries, hoping to persuade Tehran to continue to respect the nuclear deal, have promised to try to lessen the blow of sanctions and to urge their firms not to pull out. Stopping US trade and killing 100K US jobs is fine with us, but the world won't follow impulsive tweeted diktats.

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The top US general in the Middle East on Wednesday said the military remains "extraordinarily vigilant" about Iranian movements in the Persian Gulf following last week's Iranian naval exercise in and around the Strait of Hormuz.

Turkey, however, said it would continue to buy natural gas from Iran.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif branded as doomed to fail the U.S. attempt of stopping Tehran from exporting oil. "We can't get drawn into a confrontation with America by falling into this war room trap and playing on a battlefield".

"We are in solidarity with the European Union position, obviously we are closely monitoring this and we are doing everything possible on the diplomatic level to stimulate a direct dialogue between the United States and Iran, and we think that dialogue should always prevail", he said.

Boris Johnson, who was Britain's foreign secretary when Trump removed the US from the pact in May, highlighted that the United Kingdom and other European countries viewed the nuclear deal "as vital for our shared security" and were "fully committed to upholding it".

"If you stab someone with a knife and then you say you want talks, then the first thing you have to do is remove the knife", Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television.

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