Oct 14, 2018, 10:56 AM
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Trump not to achieve goals by sanctioning Iran: US paper

Tehran, Oct 14, IRNA - An American newspaper referred to Washington's hostile policies against Iran and attempts to provoke unrest in it, saying the US president will not benefit from sanctions.

New York Times' editor-in-chief, Carol Giacomo, wrote on Sunday, 'In resuming sanctions, Mr. Trump hopes to force Iran to capitulate to unrealistic American demands, including ending all its nuclear activity and ceasing its military role in Syria and Yemen.'

It remains unclear whether the White House has taken the possible repercussions of its actions into account or not. Donald Trump's policies may backfire, Giacomo went on to say.

Trump has not even managed to ally the signatories of the Iran nuclear deal, i.e. Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China, with itself and the Europeans say the international accord serves their national interest.

New York Times lead editor believes no matter how severe the sanctions are, they will not outdo the unity among the major powers. 'China, India and Japan have signaled a willingness to continue at least some purchases from Iran.'

Over the past months, the US government's attempts to persuade other countries to cut Iranian oil exports to zero have proved futile.

China and India are the two major Iranian oil importers which have announced they will turn a blind eye to sanctions against Tehran.

The London-based newspaper, The Times, wrote on Friday, the staunch resistance to Washington's policy towards Iran has prompted US officials to think twice about their approach and consider waivers on Iranian crude sanctions.

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