EU plans to make it illegal for european companies to follow american sanctions against Iran

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  1. Sobo

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    I´m actually impressed that they do this. Its called the nuclear option. It means european companies are banned to follow american sanctions and would be punished if they follow them. If european companies get penalties from USA, those companies would get compensation, which would be taken from counter sanctions against american business.

    In the other field, the EU counters trump again and denies even to negotiate. Trump said he excludes the Eu from tariffs until June 30th and would think about a permanent exclusion of tariffs, if the EU makes concessions towards the USA.

    The EU now announced they dont hold negotiations based on threats and announced counter tariffs aimed at republican owned american business. The proposed tariffs on american products were announced towards the WTO, so they can be put into action.

    EU foreign representative Mogherini said, "With friends like the USA; we need no enemies". The goal is to show that threats, violence and wild west methods dont work.

    https://www.morgenpost.de/politik/a...ungschefs-der-EU-beraten-ueber-Iran-Deal.html

    https://www.focus.de/finanzen/boers...ruhen-aktie-bricht-sofort-ein_id_8937235.html
     
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    so basically EU,Russia and China give Trump the finger back
     
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    yes and im impressed they really do that. I did not believe they would escalate this to the total break. I´m proud actually.
     
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    Cool story.
     
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    We'll see.
     
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    What do you mean "it won't work" ? No matter how much you wish - you have no clue whether or not it will work.
     
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    I do have a clue. It was stated by other posters above why this won’t work.
     
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    Which post would that be ?
     
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    It worked against Bill Clinton and it worked against Bush. 2:0 for our Team. Im sure it will Work now as Well.
     
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    It won't work because no one gives a **** about EU trade. Not even EU members.
    US trade is worth more to them.

    All this does is make clear the EU's anti American ambitions.
    Put EU squarely in the firing line for WW3.
     
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    good.

    **** Trump and his warmongering policies
     
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    Tough talk, but talk is cheap.

    This comes from a report announcing that the world’s largest oil shipping container firm, Maersk, is withdrawing form Iran...

     
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    Tomorrow the blocking statue is put into action. From then on it will be illegal to not make business with Iran.
     
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    good to see the brave Europeans stand up to Trump's crap
     
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    The statute does not force businesses to do business with Iran. From the article quoted above in Post #16:

    Of course, major European firms like Total and Maersk are wisely winding down or canceling their business deals with Iran.

    PS. The "blocking statute" may lead to similar measures in the U.S. by denying comity to European courts and their judgements, which would be a good thing.
     
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    biggest winner would be china since they buy huge amount of oil from Iran, without EU/US oil company, china will buy oil for less.
     
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    The U.S. will treat China like everyone else who continues to do business with Iran.
     

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