Pompeo says Iran sanctions will be enforced

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For other matters, Switzerland is the nation that officially represents US interests in Iran since the USA cut off all ties after the 1979 Iranian revolution.

The tweet was reverberating across the Middle East.

Scattered protests broke out in several Iranian cities on Thursday over the dramatic drop of the country's currency and other economic problems ahead of the imposition of renewed American sanctions, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported.

President Trump earlier this year pulled the USA out of the highly-flawed worldwide deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon and ordered increased sanctions, as well as threatening penalties for companies from other countries that continue to do business with the terror-sponsoring Islamic regime. "I will meet, or not meet, it doesn't matter - it is up to them!"

The timing of the cryptocurrency's introduction couldn't be more important, as the aggressive moves by the Trump administration are already putting a tight squeeze on Iran's suffering economy.

The autarkic "resistance" model showed its limits in terms of ensuring the growth of Iran's economy and sating the demands of Iran's youthful demographic, sparking calls by factions among Iran's elites to secure foreign investments. "I do believe that they will probably end up wanting to meet".

The US has set a deadline of 4 November for major buyers of Iranian oil to stop their purchases.

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Come August 6, Iran will no longer be able to buy or acquire US dollars.

Unlike North Korea, with whom the Trump administration is now eager to negotiate, Iran never produced a nuclear bomb.

Speaking to reporters aboard his plane on his way home from Asia, Pompeo says Monday's re-imposition of sanctions is an important pillar in US policy toward Iran.

A state body led by President Hassan Rouhani and including the heads of the judiciary and parliament on Sunday partially lifted a ban on the sale of foreign currency at floating rates, allowing exchange bureaux to sell at unofficial market rates for purposes such as overseas travel. Iran watchers consider Rouhani a moderate who spent considerable political capital in negotiating with the U.S. and the West to cast the Iran deal.

The financial crisis in Iran could worsen to the point that mass protests make it impossible for the regime to hold on to power - though economic pressures risk galvanizing growing anti-American sentiment and support for hard-liners.

So, without any direct negotiations happening, how do Iran and the USA ever get anything done? Asked if he had any preconditions for such a meeting, Trump replied, "No preconditions".