Iran: Clashes Between Police, Demonstrators on Third Day of Protests

The Grand Bazaar in Tehran Iran

The Grand Bazaar in Tehran Iran

He has frequently called the pact the "worst deal ever", and has vowed to negotiate a better one, but Iran has shown no interest in returning to the table and has called on the accord's remaining partners to stick to it, while also threatening to ramp up its enrichment program again.

Despite the protests, Iranian leaders have reacted skeptically to Trump's offer of talks, insisting that the United States first rejoin the nuclear deal.

Iran plans to implement a new financial rescue package to try and halt the rial's decline, coinciding with the re-imposition of severe U.S. sanctions on the oil-rich state's economy after President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal.

The U.S. walked out of the 2015 nuclear deal in May and is bringing back "maximum pressure" sanctions for most sectors on August 6, and the energy sector on November 4.

President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the landmark agreement, signed by the US and five other world powers, remains one of the most consequential foreign policy decisions of his presidency.

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Their arrival means Iran Air has received 13 of the 20 it ordered from the French-Italian manufacturer in April 2017. An order made by the United States to reduce oil imports from Iran has been rejected by China , reports say .

In short, Trump withdrew from the Iran deal, likely imposed tremendous cost and stress on Tehran's economy, and Iran has responded by staying in the deal and trying to portray itself as a good actor worthy of the world's support against USA hegemony.

The Iranian regime is vulnerable to high inflation.

Sporadic protests broke out in several cities in Iran for a fifth night on Saturday, a day after demonstrators attacked a Shi'ite seminary, according to Iranian news agencies and social media, as Iranians brace for a return of USA sanctions.

Starting this week, Washington will re-impose sanctions on Iran's purchases of USA dollars, its trade in gold and precious metals, and its dealings with metals, coal and industrial-related software. They will be entered within 180 days and will affect, in particular, trade, oil and banking sectors Iran.

Even the temptation of President Trump's offer of unconditional negotiations with Tehran was officially left unanswered, as the two major factions in the regime struggle for power.

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Iran's economy was plunged into a downward spiral following Trump's announcement that the United States was scrapping the nuclear deal.

Yet the renewal of a strict sanctions regime by the U.S. Department of the Treasury threaten to hit any businesses participating in Iran's economy hard.

Protests broke out on Sunday for a sixth night in Iranian cities, including Kazeroon in the south, according to social media.

The president also issued an all-caps threat to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani last month, warning him not to threaten the US or "YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE".

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