European foreign ministers will look on Monday for possible ways to protect Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal and reduces tensions between Washington and Tehran, Reuters reported.
Iranian ambassador to UK warned late Saturday that if the Iranian oil tanker stay under Britain’s hands for longer, this action “cannot remain unanswered.”
UK Foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt announced on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of detained Iranian Grace 1 oil tanker, if Tehran guarantees it won’t go to Syria, Reuters reported.
Iran on Tuesday responded to US sanctions of its Supreme Leader, called the move the “end of diplomacy” between the two countries, Reuters reported.
The trade between Iran and EU countries has dropped from 3 billion and 790 million Euros to 260 million in the first four months of 2019, the European Commission reported.
US President Donald Trump on Monday imposed new sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his office amid rising tensions between the two countries, Reuters reported.
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday his country is “almost certain” that Tehran targeted the two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week.
The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said based on the US examinations, Tehran is responsible for Thursday’s destruction of two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed on Wednesday new sanctions against Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force financial conduit, South Wealth Resource Company (SWRC) based in Iraq.