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    US Senators Warn Germany, France, UK Against Bypassing Sanctions on Iran

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US senators from the Republican Party have sent a letter to the embassies of Germany, France, and the United Kingdom in the United States with a warning against any possible moves to circumvent American sanctions against Iran, the news portal t-online.de reported.

    "We write to urge you to comply with all American sanctions, but also to emphasize we would consider it particularly troubling if you sought to evade or undermine American statutes," the letter, which was dated Thursday and published by t-online.de, says.

    The US lawmakers stressed that US sanctions were not just a government decree, but that many of them originate from federal laws passed by Congress.

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    The senators also noted that sanctions were a considered and long-term US policy, and attempts to circumvent them by European countries will prompt relevant US actions.

    In early May, Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement signed in 2015 in Vienna by Iran, the European Union, China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany. The US president also announced the restoration of all sanctions against Tehran, including secondary ones that apply to other countries conducting business with Iran.

    Washington's European partners have repeatedly stated that they intended to continue to observe the terms of the deal with Iran.

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