Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, is known to have made controversial statements and demands even before he took office and all the more now on attaining the presidency. In his tenure, the U.S has seen some of the most radical approaches towards other nations on a global platform. Recently, the Trump administration has initiated talks for U.N support on stricter nuclear sanctions on Iran. The following are the updates of the U.N meeting on the issue.
Trump and the United States withdrew support from the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. At the point when the U.S. pulled back from the arrangement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Trump re-enforced sanctions on Iran and asked other nations in the agreement to do likewise.
French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron speaking at the U.N Security Council said he agreed with the end goals of the U.S but not the country’s approach toward the deal. Prime Minister Macron emphasized the need for a long-term strategy on the Iran issue and added that sanctions and containment alone was not enough.
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom demanded the U.S to justify its stance by developing an alternative to the Iran deal as sanctions and isolation had only made the radicals in Iran more powerful and this is not the objective of the JCPOA.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May too responded with a clear-cut statement on Britain’s stance on the deal and the U.S’s actions. The Prime Minister said on Wednesday that her country is committed to honoring the deal as it was a significant step forward in addressing various issues concerning Iran.
The U.S’s move gives Iran the ethical high ground as Iran would now be able to guarantee that it maintained all its agreements and the US retreated, so it turns into a victim and weakens the coalition between the U.S. and Europe.
China will utilize petro-yuan to purchase oil from Iran, and this will be an extraordinary present for the yuan crude contracts that have recently propelled, assisting the downfall of the petro-dollar.
The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton comprehended the situation much better than the so-called experienced officers who advised the scrapping of the Nuclear Deal. Therefore, instead of permitting the weak allies to dictate the US policy, Trump acknowledged that he could guide the appeasers and make it stick on account of the power and magnitude of the US economy.
The move in energy markets is what led the world to be washed in oil. Because of this, the U.S is now a net exporter and not dependent on foreign sources. This means Iran now has lesser control over the west. The purpose of these sanctions is to force Iran to renegotiate the nuclear issue, stop operations of its illegal missile program and back off from terror.