European Union pledges 'legal entity' for trade with Iran


The US has also accused Iran of promoting global terrorism, which Tehran vehemently denies. "Maybe someday in the future".

Trump, Pompeo, and Rouhani are all expected to be in NY this week for the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly.

A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has rejected a United States offer for possible meeting and negotiations with high-ranking Iranian officials.

Oil truck drivers in Iran have started a new strike demanding improved working conditions, and the industrial action has resulted in large lines forming at gasoline stations in Iran, The Middle East Monitor reports, quoting the Anadolu Agency and local media.

On Thursday, Trump called on OPEC to lower prices, after benchmark Brent oil reached $80 a barrel, mainly stemming from a decline in exports from Iran, because of fresh USA sanctions.

Iran has not requested a meeting with the USA president, a spokesman for Iran's mission to the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Speaking before a gathering of senior officials from Britain, China, Germany, Russia and Iran, the EU's Federica Mogherini made the case for Iran remaining in the deal that U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned on May 8.

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He urged Europe to not be concerned by America, which, he said, was trying to establish its world rule.

Also Tuesday Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps issued a statement denouncing Trump's "evil" adventurism in Iran.

"Mindful of the urgency and the need for tangible results", Mogherini said, "participants welcomed practical proposals to maintain and develop payment channels, notably the initiative to establish a special goal vehicle to facilitate payments related to Iran's exports, including oil, and imports, which will assist and reassure economic operators pursuing legitimate business with Iran".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives for the signing of a trade agreement with South Koreak in NY on September 24, 2018. The White House also threatened secondary sanctions on any countries or companies that conduct transactions with Iran.

"He's happy to talk with folks at any time", Mr. Pompeo told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

As a private citizen, Bolton had advocated supporting Iran's armed opposition, a position reiterated recently by former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani, who serves as Trump's personal lawyer. "I think that would be an important and interesting conversation", he told Fox News.

"Iran has good arguments and good reasons to remain in the agreement. the more operational decisions we will manage to take and. implement, I believe the more Iran will have reasons to do", she added.