It is no secret to anyone that has been watching the news that ever since President Trump removed the United States from the nuclear deal with Iran there have been political tensions felt all over the world. Recently the leader of Iran has placed a demand on the Europe. For his country to stay in the nuclear deal that had been reached with various leaders around the world there are conditions that must be met. Among these conditions they want steps taken to protect trade between Tehran and the other countries involved in the deal.
European countries must continue to purchase their oil from Iran while protecting their interest from U.S. influence and promise not to try to renegotiate on Iran’s missile program and Middle East activities. This statement was on the Ayatollahs website this past Wednesday.
In a direct quote that was given to MSN Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had the following to say, “European banks should safeguard trade with the Islamic Republic. We do not want to start a fight with these three countries [France, Germany and Britain], but we don’t trust them either. Europe should fully guarantee Iran’s oil sales. In case Americans can damage our oil sales … Europeans should make up for that and buy Iranian oil.”
It seems as though the Ayatollah is not really giving European countries much of a choice in this situation as he has let it be known that either they agree to his terms or he will take his ball and go home so to speak. It is his warning that if Europeans do not agree to his terms then Iran will restart its enrichment of uranium. The whole purpose of this deal was to try to stop Iran from being able to build a nuclear weapon.
At the present moment several European countries are in agreement that this is their best chance to stop Iran from being able to make its own nuclear weapons. The Ayatollah feels that over the years the United States has repeatedly violated the terms of the original deal while Europe sat by and remained silent on the issue. He wants Europe to make up for their silence.
The Ayatollah has responded to President Trumps rejection of the 2015 nuclear agreement letting it be known that Islamic Republic could not trust a country that does not live up to its commitments. In his first public statement since the United States pulled out of the deal and demanded that Iran make changes to its policy he shared his revulsion for what he felt was a bragging nonchalant way of the Trump administration abandoning the deal that had been made with President Obama.
In a statement to MSN Khamenei said, “The Islamic Republic cannot deal with a government that easily violates an international treaty, withdraws its signature, and in a theatrical show brags about its withdrawal on television. The current US president will meet the same fate as his predecessors, Bush and the neoconservatives and Reagan, and will vanish from history.”
With tempers between the United States and Iran growing hotter and hotter there have been fears that a military confrontation could play out between the two countries. A senior Iranian military official has let it be known that Iran has no intentions of bending to the pressure being placed upon them by Washington to limit its military activities. It is their contention that the United States lacks the courage to go against them in a military manner.
This was not the first time in modern history that Iran has made the baseless claim that the United States has broke its word to the Middle East. They would try to claim that we failed to help rebuild Iraq as promised after we removed Saddam Hussein from power. It should be noted that after we removed Saddam from his seat of power the United States unloaded millions of U.S. dollars into the Middle East that was meant to be used for the rebuilding of Iraq. If the people in the Middle East failed to use the money as it was intended to be used that is their own doing.
On a side note I would like to give a special thanks to one of my readers, who wishes to remain anonymous for bringing evidence of Iran’s lie to me so that I could let it be known that the United States was indeed being falsely accused.