US rejects EU's plea of relief from Iran sanctions

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US rejects EU's plea of relief from Iran sanctions

TEHRAN: The US has rejected European Union plea from exemption its sanctions against Iran.

In a letter to European nations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US rejected the appeal because it wants to exert maximum pressure on Iran.

It said exemptions would only be made if they benefited US national security.

The EU fears that billions of dollars' worth of trade could be jeopardised as a result of Washington's new sanctions.

 AFP