Leaders across Europe are barring corporations and companies from “complying” with new American-backed sanctions on Iran; rebuking President Trump’s efforts to pressure the Islamic Republic into abandoning its weapons program.
“The European Union is committed to mitigating the impact of US sanctions on European businesses and taking steps to maintain the growth of trade and economic relations between the EU and Iran that began when sanctions were lifted,” the European Commission said in a statement.
“As long as the Iranians respect their commitments, the EU will of course stick to the agreement of which it was an architect,” added European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
The Commander-in-Chief broke with European allies earlier this month and officially withdrew the United States from the Iranian nuclear agreement; sparking outrage from Iranian leaders in Tehran.
“We will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction. Any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the United States,” said the President earlier in May.
TEHRAN’S TANTRUM: Iran Accuses US of Deploying LIZARDS to SPY on Nuke Program
A senior military official inside Iran publicly accused the United States of utilizing “lizards” to spy on the nation’s illegal nuclear program; adding that the covert animals were capable of “attracting atomic waves.”
According to the Times of Israel, a former Chief-of-Staff to the Iranian armed forces told reporters this week that the United States deployed “reptile desert species” to locate subterranean nuclear weapons factories and missile silos.
“Several years ago, some individuals came to Iran to collect aid for Palestine… We were suspicious of the route they chose,” said Hassan Firuzabadi, a top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
“In their possessions were a variety of reptile desert species like lizards, chameleons… We found out that their skin attracts atomic waves and that they were nuclear spies who wanted to find out where inside the Islamic Republic of Iran we have uranium mines and where we are engaged in atomic activities,” he added.
Bizarre allegations of the US and Israel using animals to spy on Iran and other neighboring countries is nothing new. Hamas and the Lebanese government commonly accuse the west of deploying dolphins and birds to penetrate their waterways and airspace.
TEHRAN’S TANTRUM: Iran Pledges to ‘RESTART NUCLEAR PROGRAM’ If Deal Stalls
Iranian officials vowed to “restart” their nuclear program on a massive-scale should the international treaty collapse; accusing the Trump administration of “dragging the Middle East into chaos.”
Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif released an official statement regarding the failing nuclear deal Friday, claiming his government was poised to restart the banned weapons program on an “industrial scale” should other nations pull-out from the agreement.
Zarif went on to blast President Trump for his “ignorance and folly” and announced upcoming visits to world capitals to help prop-up the international pact.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel endorsed the deal during a speech Friday, saying the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw would be hard to overcome because a “huge economic power has left.”
“We hope we can, but there are a lot of things playing a role in this,” she added. “We will have to discuss that with Iran.”