Foreign Affairs
Iran facing pressure of international sanctions

The threat that Iran will be hit by sanctions from the international community has increased exponentially.

The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, said that the sanctions imposed by the United States have brought the country to its knees, so much so that the economy has taken a turn for the worse since the war with Iraq.

Rouhani’s comments came a week after the US sent planes and warships to the Gulf.

President Donald Trump called on Iran to reopen negotiations and abandon its nuclear program. Trump did not exclude that the US might resort to military intervention.

“We have information that you don’t want to know about. They were very threatening and we just want to have… we have to have great security for this country and for a lot of other places,” said President Trump.

On the other hand, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, said that the European Union must avoid tensions with Iran. Merkel called on Iran to honor the agreement reached in 2015 to abandon its nuclear program.

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