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The US and the EU: Iranian Imports and Exports

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President Donald Trump may have brought peace to the Korean Peninsula but his tearing up of the so-called Iran deal might have a less happy ending. A quick look at the amount of trade between the US and Iran sheds light on why Trump might be so willing to scrap the status quo: Iran and the US barely trade with one another. Last year, US-Iranian trade amounted to a measly $200m. The same, however, cannot be said for the European Union, whose trade with the Middle Eastern nation is at an all-time high of $25bn per annum. Airbus, which is replacing Iran’s carrier fleet, and Royal Dutch Shell, which has taken an active role in Iran’s energy sector, are just two of the big-name EU companies operating there.

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  1. George Johnson

    May 10, 2018 at 7:50 AM

    Regardless of trade, Iran is a rouge state and must be isolated. Unless they change their terrorist support ways the US must do everything in it’s power to isolate and punish Iran. Furthermore, should they decide to resume their nuclear weapons development the US must take it out by armed force.

    Ultimately if it appears that Iran is on the verge of nuclear arms we should take prevent this even if it means we launch a limited nuclear strike ourselves on their facilities. At all cost Iran must not obtain the Bomb.

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