After pulling out a lran nuclear deal in May , the U.S. is set to reimpose tough economic sanctions on Iran,and is lobbying other countries and companies around the world to join them.
Brian Hook is the director of policy planning at the State Department.Our goal, with respect to the energy sanctions,our goal is to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by reducing to zero its revenue from crude oil sales.Now we are working to minimize disruptions to the global market,but we are confident that there is sufficient global spare oil production capacity.
Hook said fifty international companies have already promised to withdraw from Iran.Amid ongoing street protests in Iran against deteriorating economic conditions,exiled opponents of the current Tehran government met for a Free Iran rally in Paris.Rudy Giuliani, a legal adviser to President Donald Trump, said the plan sanctions are already having an impact.I think it also is attribute to the fact that President Trump and our government now has supported the protesters.They have renewed vigor.The other signatories to the Iran nuclear deal including Germany and France remain committed to the deal.
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson warned that the US should not alienate its European allies and in its push to punish Iran.So I think the United States should be careful about applying sanctions to its European friends.For his part, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is launching his own diplomatic tour of Europe to try to preserve the Iran nuclear deal.
前新墨西哥州州长Bill Richardson警告道，美国不应该疏远欧洲盟国，所以我认为美国应该谨慎对待欧洲朋友的制裁。伊朗总统Hassan Rouhani准备去欧洲外交，试图维护伊朗的核协议。
Cindy Saine VOA News, Washington.