U.S. wants allies to cease oil imports from Iran by November 4

Zarif Warns Collapse Of Nuclear Deal 'Dangerous' For Iran

The U.K., France, Germany, China and Russian Federation are trying to hold onto the deal because they say it's the only way to control Iran's nuclear capability.

Washington is to start reimposing economic penalties on Tehran in coming months after U.S. President Donald Trump quit an agreement between major world powers and Iran in which sanctions were lifted in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.

Iran eased its "resistance economy" policy after many worldwide sanctions were lifted in January 2016 under the nuclear deal. He added: "I would be hesitant to say zero waivers ever".

As such, this could emerge as a major topic of discussion between India and the USA during the first 2+2 dialogue next week.

On Monday, Jafari Dowlatabadi said the U.S. is plotting to provoke unrest and "civil disobedience" in Iran through economic pressures against the country.

Instead, the Trump team is engaging with Europeans, Asian and regional countries "to isolate streams of Iranian funding and looking to highlight the totality of Iran's malign behaviour across the region", the official said.

A senior State Department official warned foreign capitals "we're not granting waivers" and described tightening the noose on Tehran as "one of our top national security priorities".

"The predisposition would be no, we're not granting waivers", the official said.

According to reports, among the slogans shouted and posters displayed by the protesters on Monday, in shopping malls and outside the parliament building in Tehran, were "Death to Palestine", "Help us, not Gaza", and "Leave Syria alone and deal with Iran".

India is the second largest buyer of Iranian crude after China, and Iran is the third largest supplier to India after Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and New Delhi has watched with familiar misgivings the Trump administration's decision to tear up the Iran deal past May and announcement that sanctions will be back in force in two tranches by November 4. "But we should know that a failure of the deal will have very unsafe consequences for us", Zarif told a meeting of entrepreneurs at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce in Tehran on June 24. "But we are not against the regime", said a merchant in the bazaar, who asked not to be identified.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman would be in the U.S. next week for talks with their American counterparts secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defence secretary James Mattis.

CBS News State Department reporter Kylie Atwood reports that this marks a revival of protests seen in December and January.

"For the vast majority of countries they are willing to adhere and support our approach to this because they also view" Iran's behavior as a threat, the official added. "India has increased oil purchases from Iran to almost pre-2012 levels after sanctions were lifted, and in May 2016 India agreed to transfer to Iran about Dollars 6.5 billion that it owed for Iranian oil shipments but which was held up for payment due to sanctions", the report said.

Because US allies from Asia to Europe have closer commercial ties to Iran than does America, many analysts expected some flexibility from Washington through waivers.

The new hard-line US policy may deal a significant blow to the growing government and business ties between Tokyo and Tehran, something that Japan has been working hard to build since the lifting of economic sanctions in 2016 against Iran.

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