The head of the White House said that due to American sanctions, Iran’s GDP fell by 27%.
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday night that he wants Iran to be a strong country, but without nuclear weapons. The Head of the White House spoke to supporters in the State of Pennsylvania and was broadcast by leading American TV channels.
“I have decided to withdraw from the terrible agreement of the past [US] administration on Iran’s nuclear programme. If we win the election, my first phone call will come from Iran,” says the US president.
According to him, due to American sanctions, Iran’s GDP fell by 27%. “I don’t want this. I wish them well, but they cannot have nuclear weapons,” Trump said. – I want them to be a strong, great country. <…> The first call will be with Iran as soon as we win [the election] and there will be a deal.
In 2018, Washington came out of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCAP) on Iran’s Nuclear Programme (JANAP), which was developed by Russia, the US, UK, China, France, and Germany with Iran to address the nuclear file crisis. The US authorities have launched a “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran, actually aimed at its economic strangulation. At the beginning of August, the United States, once again accusing Iran of violating the nuclear deal, declared its intention to reinstate UN sanctions against Tehran as part of the procedure provided for in the PRTR. On 20 August, the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo personally conveyed the relevant request of Washington to the Chairman of the UN Security Council.
On 18 October, Pompeo stated that the United States is ready to unilaterally impose sanctions against individuals and entities involved in the supply of weapons to Iran or the purchase of weapons from Iran.
On 18 October, Pompeo said that the United States was ready to unilaterally impose sanctions against individuals and entities involved in the supply of arms to or procurement of weapons from Iran.