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Iran: Tehran locals react to Washington reimposing UN sanctions on country03:25

Iran: Tehran locals react to Washington reimposing UN sanctions on country

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
September 20, 2020 at 09:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Locals in Tehran reacted on Sunday to Washington reimposing UN sanctions on Iran.

"In my opinion, Trump is in a weak position, he had failed in his foreign policy. Iran should enter the negotiation, the negotiation shouldn't be stopped," said Abbas Hatami, a local.

Mohammad, another Tehrani, advised for a balance to be struck between both parties. "In some points we should step back, in some points, the US should step back, so considering the current situation and the pressure on people, they can improve the current situation and make it easier for the people," he commented.

"What difference does it make?" questioned a local. "They have imposed sanctions on us from the beginning of the [Islamic] revolution till now. It doesn't make any difference in the lives of Iranian," he added.

On Saturday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in a statement the "return of virtually all previously terminated UN sanctions." He declared that the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran is no longer in force.

On Friday, Britain, France and Germany said in a letter that the sanctions would have no legal effect and stressed that all three countries would work to preserve the 2015 accord.

Iran: Tehran locals react to Washington reimposing UN sanctions on country03:25
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Locals in Tehran reacted on Sunday to Washington reimposing UN sanctions on Iran.

"In my opinion, Trump is in a weak position, he had failed in his foreign policy. Iran should enter the negotiation, the negotiation shouldn't be stopped," said Abbas Hatami, a local.

Mohammad, another Tehrani, advised for a balance to be struck between both parties. "In some points we should step back, in some points, the US should step back, so considering the current situation and the pressure on people, they can improve the current situation and make it easier for the people," he commented.

"What difference does it make?" questioned a local. "They have imposed sanctions on us from the beginning of the [Islamic] revolution till now. It doesn't make any difference in the lives of Iranian," he added.

On Saturday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in a statement the "return of virtually all previously terminated UN sanctions." He declared that the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran is no longer in force.

On Friday, Britain, France and Germany said in a letter that the sanctions would have no legal effect and stressed that all three countries would work to preserve the 2015 accord.

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