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‘Act of economic terrorism’: Iran says US sanctions prove call for talks was ‘deceitful & untrue’

RT | June 8, 2019

The sanctions imposed by the US against Iranian petrochemical companies prove that Mike Pompeo’s earlier promise of negotiations without preconditions was nothing but a bluff, a senior Iranian diplomat said.

On Friday, the US Treasury announced it has imposed a new wave of sanctions against Iranian energy businesses. The move is meant to stifle the revenues of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which Washington declared a terrorist organization earlier in April. This proves that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an empty promise to Tehran less than a week ago, when he said he was ready to start “a conversation with no preconditions,” a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.

Pompeo’s words were “deceitful, untrue and merely in service of appealing to the public opinion,” Abbas Mousavi said as cited by Iran’s Mehr News Agency. He called the sanctions an act of “economic terrorism” and said Tehran will not yield to Washington’s pressure.

“All countries have a responsibility to react against the flagrant violations of the fundamental principles of international law and not to allow the international community’s achievements in multilateralism to be further ruined by the bullying and unilateral actions of the American governing body,” Mousavi said.

The Trump administration has broken the multinational agreement on Iran’s nuclear industry signed under his predecessor and ramped up economic sanctions against Tehran, re-imposing those lifted under the nuclear deal and issuing more.

In April, the US announced it will not renew waivers it previously extended to the largest buyers of Iranian crude, which previously shielded them from US sanctions against Iranian energy export. The waivers were meant to give the buyers a grace period to switch away from Iranian oil.

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  1. The U.S. government has broken all treaties with the native Indians who already lived here—ALL of them. Why should it be trusted now, with Iran or anyone else? How ludicrous.

    Usrael is nothing but deceitful liars.

    Comment by tsisageya | June 8, 2019 | Reply

  2. It’s so funny because the U.S. declared war on terrorism after Sept. 11 2001.
    War. Remember the colors of terrorism?

    That propaganda is still going on. Guess what: It’s the U.Srael that are the terrorists. Please see that.

    I do not thank the military for their service.

    Comment by tsisageya | June 8, 2019 | Reply

  3. Every congress/senate/presidential person is a traitor to the American people, AS THEY SPEAK.
    They are each whores for Israel. Money, money, money, money.

    Comment by tsisageya | June 8, 2019 | Reply

  4. …not to mention the money for wars, which is what they live for.

    Ugh. Disgusting. Vote? HAHAHAHAHAHA! Nope.

    Comment by tsisageya | June 8, 2019 | Reply

  5. Democraps? Repukes? Vote?

    Ain’t no way. They’re all evil. Just look at the death they all deal in.

    Comment by tsisageya | June 8, 2019 | Reply

  6. God does not bless America. Get real. Stop believing propaganda. I beg you.

    Comment by tsisageya | June 8, 2019 | Reply

  7. Oh right, God does not bless Israel, either.

    Not until they say: baruch haba b’shem adonai

    Comment by tsisageya | June 8, 2019 | Reply

  8. Comment by tsisageya | June 8, 2019 | Reply

  9. The gravity of the situation of a man, the son of God, dying for all the sins of all humans for all time, has struck me lately.
    I’m supposed to spread the good news of the Gospel, but people don’t listen. I think it’s because they refuse to acknowledge their sin.

    Me? I’m ashamed of all my sin, and there’s plenty. The only name I trust is Jesus Christ. Christianity is not a religion, contrary to popular belief.

    Again, here’s this:

    Comment by tsisageya | June 8, 2019 | Reply

  10. P.S tsisageya is Cherokee for Jesus woman. Make of it what you will.

    Comment by tsisageya | June 8, 2019 | Reply

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