The American sanctions entered against Iran are contrary to the interests of this country, therefore, Tehran has resorted to blackmail the United States. This opinion to the edition «GORDON» was expressed by the Director of the Center for middle Eastern studies Ihor semyvolos, commenting on the Iranian funding of its missile programme in response to US sanctions.
«The situation is not the best. In the complex political games, there are no clearly defined rules of the game, so everyone is trying to bluff as possible. Iran tried to pressure and blackmail the USA, because a return to the sanctions regime in the interests of Tehran is not included. It is noteworthy that Iran is acting during the escalation of the Korean crisis. While the United States, Iran, and other players are on the verge of a foul, but do not cross it, limited only rhetoric,» said semyvolos.
He believes that the President of the United States Donald trump is not yet ready for drastic measures against Iran.
«Today, Iran has greatly strengthened its position in the region, which entails an increase in costs. Costs rose due to the war in Syria, talks about the escalation in rocket and nuclear program of Teheran. A resource of Iran is not. That is why the actions of Tehran with high probability are blackmail. USA in turn is also a play on the nerves of Iran. It is unlikely that the tramp is now ready to take serious steps in this direction», – said semyvolos.
20 July 2015, the UN Security Council has approved an agreement aimed at limiting Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting of sanctions. Iran ensured that refuse from the idea of creating nuclear weapons.
In 10 years, in the case of the implementation of Iran nuclear agreement, all restrictions and conditions contained in this resolution, the UN will cease to have effect.
In may 2017, the US President Donald trump said that Iran is responsible for instability in the middle East. According to him, the authorities in Tehran to Finance the supply of arms and training the militias, which «are of destruction and chaos.»
July 25, the House of representatives of the U.S. Congress supported the bill on new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. On 27 July, the document was voted by the Senate.
On 13 August, the Iranian Parliament approved a bill allocating $520 million on a missile program that is a response to US sanctions.
Semivolos: Iran tried to pressure and blackmail the USA, because a return to the sanctions regime in the interests of Tehran is not included 16.08.2017