The US keeps imposing sanctions on Iran because its allies, such as Saudi Arabia and Israel, want to put pressure on Tehran to prevent it from expanding its power in the region, says Kaveh Afrasiabi, a former adviser to Iran’s nuclear negotiation team.
The Trump administration forfeited its policy on Iran under pressure from neocons in Washington DC, who unfortunately want to torpedo the nuclear deal with Tehran, says Kaveh Afrasiabi, former adviser to Iran's nuclear negotiation team.
The new US sanctions signed by Donald Trump will affect all many sides, including the US and Trump, explains American businessman Paul Goncharoff. We have left the era of even trying to trust and there is a demonization and intolerance out there, he added.
Iran has vowed to pursue smart and carefully considered countermeasures against the US after Donald Trump signed a bill which authorizes new sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Tehran believes the latest punitive measures violates the terms of P5+1+EU nuclear deal with Iran.
Nobody in Washington seems to ask what the US is doing in the Persian Gulf and how other powers perceive its intentions, former US diplomat Jim Jatras said commenting on a US ship firing warning shots at an Iranian boat that approached it.
Donald Trump is continuing the same kind of policy that was started under Obama. It is just phase two – to take away Iran’s ballistic missile power, as well as its regional clout and influence, Seyed Mostafa Khoshcheshm, political analyst, told RT.