Iranian interference in Basra protests to blunt Trump sanctions

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to "make peace" with Iran, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Sunday.

Trump is reimposing sanctions on Iran after deciding to pull out of the 2015 worldwide deal to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. The statement was apparently in response to attempts by the Trump administration to destabilize the current Iranian regime.

Conversely, Trump has also expressed support for the Iranian people.

The new initiative-which the White House refused to discuss with Reuters-comes just weeks after Pompeo unveiled what critics described as a wildly unrealistic set of demands that Iran must meet if it wishes to engage in nuclear discussions with the United States.

After Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the deal, his administration moved to re-implement the previous sanctions against Iran.

At the end of June, Rouhani said the regime would "bring America to its knees" and suggested that half of America's population is "ashamed of their government".

"Do not forget that we have maintained the security of this waterway [Strait of Hormuz] throughout history".

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"And the United States under President Trump will not stay silent either".

"They are against the nuclear potential and the power of its (Iran's) enrichment, and its presence in the region".

Among Iranian-Americans attending is Mariam Memarsadeghi, the co-founder of Tavaana E-learning Institute for Iranian Civil Society, who tells RFE/RL she's "deeply appreciative of a USA strategy that puts maximum pressure on [Iran's Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei to fundamentally alter the regime's behavior".

Earlier this month, Rohani suggested that Iran may block oil exports from the Persian Gulf if its own exports are stopped by US sanctions.

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.

"Today, our Establishment is subject to the most severe sanctions and threats and the enemy's behavior is not predictable", Major General Baqeri said in a speech on Sunday morning.

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