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US Sanctions: Trump Warns Nations Trading With Iran

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US Sanctions: Trump Warns Nations Trading With Iran

President Donald Trump has issued a strong warning to anyone trading with Iran, following his re-imposition of sanctions on the country.

"Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States," the president tweeted, report CNN and the BBC.

Some re-imposed sanctions took effect overnight and tougher ones relating to oil exports will begin in November.

Iran's president said the measures were "psychological warfare" that aimed to "sow division among Iranians."

The sanctions follow the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal, earlier this year.

Trump's warning appeared to be aimed at the European Union, which is attempting to protect European businesses trading in Iran from facing US sanctions.

Orchestrated by the Obama administration, the Iran nuclear deal was signed by Iran, some European countries, China and Russia in 2015.

Trump has long been a fierce critic of the deal, calling it "insane" and maintaining that, even with the current restrictions in place, Iran continues to pose a threat to the US.

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