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E.U. threatens firms that stop doing business with Iran over Trump sanctions
NBC News ^ | Aug. 7, 2018 | F. Brinley Bruton , Andy Eckardt and Carlo Angerer

Posted on 08/07/2018 11:30:57 AM PDT by Innovative

European firms that stop doing business with Iran because of reimposed U.S. sanctions could in turn be sanctioned by the E.U., a special adviser to the 28-country bloc's top diplomat has warned.

“If E.U. companies abide by U.S. secondary sanctions they will, in turn, be sanctioned by the E.U.," Nathalie Tocci, an aide to E.U. foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, told Britain’s BBC Radio 4 on Monday night.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: angelamerkel; brexit; europe; europeanunion; federicamogherini; germany; iran; lebanon; nathalietocci; nato; russia; syria; theresamay; trump; trumpeu; trumpputin; unitedkingdom
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EU is insane and evil.
1 posted on 08/07/2018 11:30:57 AM PDT by Innovative
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Our allies.


2 posted on 08/07/2018 11:31:33 AM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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A good reason to pull out of the EU for all those countries...they’re already exercising communist threats over everyday people for not cow-towing to the “government”.

EU is slowly becoming a dictator state with Merkel at the helm...after all, look what she’s done for Germany.


3 posted on 08/07/2018 11:34:29 AM PDT by FrankR (IF it wasn't for the "F-word", and it's deritiives, the left would have no message at all.)
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Allies!


4 posted on 08/07/2018 11:34:33 AM PDT by wiseprince
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Their decision, but they won’t be doing business with the US if they continue.


5 posted on 08/07/2018 11:34:37 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jeffersons)
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Rock meets hard place.


6 posted on 08/07/2018 11:34:38 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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Slowly?


7 posted on 08/07/2018 11:35:08 AM PDT by wiseprince
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Hmmmmm...do business with the EU or with the U.S. Hmmmm….
How stupid are the EU leaders? :)


8 posted on 08/07/2018 11:37:01 AM PDT by Tell It Right (Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be welfare recipients.)
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Hopefully this will start a domino effect which will end with the dissolution of the EU! Interested to know Nigel Farage’s thoughts!


9 posted on 08/07/2018 11:37:23 AM PDT by gr8eman (Since God has been banished from our classrooms, Satan has filled the void.)
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Someone is going to have to explain to me how the EU is considered an ally. In what sense? They are allies as long as the U.S remains stupid and refuses to do what is in their national interest. If the U.S deviates, the EU is NEVER on the side of the U.S. I think Trump is the only person in power who is able or willing to see this.


10 posted on 08/07/2018 11:37:52 AM PDT by wiseprince
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Time to call in the head of the EU and tell him and his group to go to hell. High tariffs on their products should do the trick.


11 posted on 08/07/2018 11:38:34 AM PDT by Midwesterner53
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Why doesn’t the U.S ever play hardball with the EU. IF anyone country sanctions a company as a result of following the U.S lead on sanctions they will not be supported in the event that Russia attacks.


12 posted on 08/07/2018 11:39:25 AM PDT by wiseprince
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EU —> exposed


13 posted on 08/07/2018 11:39:57 AM PDT by Democrats hate too much
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Disagree. The trouble makers are all a part of NATO, refuse to implement article 5 if they are not in compliance with U.S law :)


14 posted on 08/07/2018 11:40:14 AM PDT by wiseprince
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Countries who continue in the EU are starting to look like the ten horns of The Book of Revelation.


15 posted on 08/07/2018 11:40:28 AM PDT by Flaming Conservative ((Pray without ceasing))
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Leave NATO!


16 posted on 08/07/2018 11:41:04 AM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo)
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Your friends will cut your throat faster than your enemies because they do not fear you.


17 posted on 08/07/2018 11:42:19 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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So it comes down to WHO you would rather be sanctioned by? Oh wait if the EU sanctions it’s own companies isn’t it cutting off your nose to spite your face?-)


18 posted on 08/07/2018 11:44:03 AM PDT by Harpotoo
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European Union! An unelected dictatorship??? I thought we fought a world war to avoid dictatorships.


19 posted on 08/07/2018 11:44:39 AM PDT by Freee-dame (Best election ever!)
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uh, yeah. somehow i don’t think the pro-Iran EU government can force its giant banks and multinational corporations to commit harakiri by forsaking massive U.S. trade in favor of minuscule Iranian trade ... their so-called “blocking” legislation is nothing more than impotent posturing ...


20 posted on 08/07/2018 11:46:39 AM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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