|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Oil, Mining & Energy (Click here for more)

Iran Accuses UK of Violating Nuclear Deal Following Oil Tanker Seizure

VIENNA – Iran’s deputy foreign minister accused the United Kingdom on Sunday of breaching Tehran’s nuclear deal after the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar.

Abbas Araghchi was in Vienna to meet with representatives from the UK, Russia, Germany, China and France to discuss how to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action after the United States pulled out last year and began imposing strict sanctions on Tehran.

“During the past month, various changes have happened regarding JCPOA, which made it vital to hold a joint commission meeting,” Araghchi said in a televised speech.

“There are some other issues that we consider as violation of JCPOA or lack of commitment of JCPOA-members.

“We and Europeans both wanted today’s meeting to be held.”

Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabie said the UK’s proposal to send a military fleet to the Persian Gulf would increase the tension in the region.

The UK proposed to form a European mission to escort ships in the Persian Gulf after the Iranian Revolutionary Guards captured the British-flagged Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz on 19 July.

On 4 July, an Iranian oil tanker was stopped off Gibraltar on suspicion of carrying oil to Syria.

Iran has not fulfilled its commitments under the 2015 accord for several weeks, suspending restrictions on the quantity and the purity of enriched uranium.

The country has accused Europe of not doing enough to guarantee that Tehran receives its promised economic benefits, amid severe sanctions and the US-driven oil embargo.

The White House believes that Iran is destabilizing the Middle East, with interventions in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen and support to Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas.

Iran has demanded to be allowed to sell its oil, the main source of its revenue.

The Islamic republic is stepping up pressure on Britain and the US through actions against oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz.

Germany, France and the UK attempted to keep the JCPOA alive by establishing the Instex in January to facilitate trading with the Islamic republic without violating US sanctions.

Washington criticized the trade mechanism and demanded the European Union withdraw from the agreement.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved