Trump repeats misleading claim on Iran's military budget

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Iran was probably about a year away from acquiring its own nuclear weapon when it agreed to postpone or mothball its programme in return for sanctions relief under the nuclear deal.

Asked about past comments of supporting regime change in Iran prior to joining the White House, Bolton said, "I've written and said a lot of things when I was a complete free agent".

"In 2012 the reduction in Iranian crude production and exports was around 1 million bpd", Wittner said.

Several refiners in Asia said they were seeking alternatives to Iranian supplies. It also points to a refusal to accept that Trump's decision on Iran, fulfilling a campaign pledge to U.S. voters, should be allowed to upend a global agreement negotiated over years and which international observers say is working.

Trump on Tuesday announced that he is taking the U.S out of the Iran nuclear deal and will reimpose economic sanctions on Iran at the "highest level" and will also target "any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons" with sanctions.

Group picture taken at the UN building in Vienna after Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal. On the MCX, oil prices declined 1 percent to close at Rs.4757 per barrel.

If you are not permitted to view materials on this web site and/or not permitted to trade through this website or if there is any doubt as to whether you are permitted to trade or not then please exit this website. One possibility would be to use alternative Chinese financial networks. Meanwhile, public investment, at less than 3% of GDP, is hardly enough to pay to maintain and repair existing infrastructure.

One catch: Output is surging so much in the Permian Basin, America's biggest oilfield, that pipelines can't keep up.

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said last week he was highly doubtful that Europe would provide the "real guarantees" needed for Iran to stay in the nuclear deal.

France insists that while EU nations are willing to discuss issues including Iran's ballistic missile program and its destabilizing role in the Middle East, the nuclear deal must stand.

Iran has expanded its influence far beyond its borders in recent years, sponsoring an army of tens of thousands of Shiite militiamen spread across Iraq and Syria, all the way to Lebanon.

Analysts said the soaring prices were the result of an expected fall in Iranian oil exports.

"Iran had never made a strategic decision to give up nuclear weapons".

"We introduce a second-quarter $US90 a barrel Brent price target for 2019 and see a risk of $US100 a barrel oil next year, although we are concerned that these market dynamics could unfold over a shorter timeframe", BoA strategist Franciso Blanch said. And I think what weve seen is that Irans economic condition is really quite shaky, so that the effect here could be dramatic, ? he said. "That absolute plunge in Venezuelan production. just highlights how tenuous the market is in terms of the supply and demand balance", said John Kilduff, Partner at Again Capital LLC. For both reasons, the Iranians would have felt they had to come to Syria's aid and start pouring military resources into the fight. Iran's presence in Syria is no match for Israel's powerful military, and Iran's hopes of salvaging the deal and appearing moderate on the world stage may further hinder its ability to strike back. It remains for President Donald Trump and the current Congress to attempt to clean up the mess.

Most people in Israel now believe that Benjamin Netanyahu, Bibi the Great, is really leading Trump on a leash.

"I think it will make it easier", Bolton said.