Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Monday that Iran is acting according to its rights stipulated in the international agreement which to Trump administration abandoned last year. Iran has crossed 300 kilogram limit as we’ve announced earlier. We said very clearly what we were going to do and are acting on it. We considered our right based on the international agreement. Iranian leaders are trying to gain leverage in their struggle to get relief from US imposed sanctions, said analyst Catherine Bauer. They’re not necessarily looking for a way to export their low enriched uranium. They’re looking for a way to get some economic relief, to gain some leverage and hopefully that means they want to re-enter negotiations but I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon. The Trump administration has imposed tough economic sanctions on Iran to cripple its economy and force it to agree to renegotiating the nuclear deal that US President Donald Trump considers inadequate.
Iran is not likely to do that in the near future, says analyst Alan Makovsky. I think that Iran has the will with all that they will not do that certainly not under the Trump administration. I think they’re hoping Trump will be defeated in 2020, and perhaps they’ll get a fresh start. Makovsky says it would be a major loss of face for Iran to return to negotiations. Iran is more likely to engage in provocations such as arming Houthi rebels in Yemen and staging attacks through third parties. Using proxies is one of Iran’s most preferred ways of responding to sanctions and to other policies of the United States which it objects-- because use of proxies gives them a certain plausible deniability. Both Iran and the United States have said they do not want war. U.S. President Donald Trump has been pressured by those who want a military response to Iran’s provocations and those who urge de-escalation. He says he is in no hurry to respond. Sanctions to Iran…and...I’m in no rush. I’m in no rush with Iran. I’m never in a rush, if you’re in a rush to get yourself in trouble. Analysts say it is not clear if and when the sanctions will produce the desired effect. Makovsky pointed out that Iraq under Saddam Hussein had been able to hold out. North Korea has carried out six nuclear arms tests despite years of international sanctions.
Zlatica Hoke, VOA News, Washington.
1. The Trump administration has imposed tough economic sanctions on Iran to cripple its economy
cripple vt. 使……残疾
Industry is being crippled by high interest rates.
2. Using proxies is one of Iran’s most preferred ways of responding to sanctions and to other policies of the United States which it objects—
object to 反对
If you object to any of this you will be fined.
伊朗不太可能在短期内重商核协议，分析师艾伦如是说道 。我认为伊朗希望特朗普2020年能落选，这样或许伊朗能有个新的开始 。艾伦表示，重回谈判桌对伊朗来说太没面子了 。伊朗更有可能的做法是进行挑衅，比如给也门的胡塞叛军提供武装，以及通过第三方来发动袭击 。通过代理行事是伊朗应对制裁等伊朗反对的美国政策时最喜欢的一种方式，因为代理的出面让伊朗有可能甩干净责任 。伊朗和美国都曾表示不想宣战 。美国总统特朗普一直受到压力，因为有些人希望能对伊朗的挑衅行为采取军事回应，而有些人则希望冲突不要升级 。特朗普表示自己并不急于回应 。给伊朗施加的制裁就好，我不急于回应什么，在伊朗问题上，我并不着急，而且也从来没着急过 。如果你们急于给自己找麻烦的话，那我也没什么好说 。一些分析师认为，制裁不一定会有效果，就算有效果，也不知道是否如预期一般 。艾伦指出，萨达姆政府控制下的伊拉克之前也撑了很久 。朝鲜虽然也遭受过多年的国际制裁，但依然进行了6次核武器试验 。
感谢收听Zlatica Hoke从华盛顿发回的报道 。