EU, China, Russia defy Trump

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EU, China, Russia defy Trump

Tensions between the United States and the European Union over Iran soared into the open after the Europeans announced plans for a legal framework to preserve business with Tehran and evade new US Sanctions.

After talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said the Europeans will set up a legal entity for businesses to transfer money without coming under Washington's Scanner.

Britain, France and Germany along with Russia and China had all pleaded unsuccessfully for President Donald Trump to remain in the six countries' 2015 accord with Iran on ending its Nuclear Program.

Full U.S. Sanctions are set to hit Iran in November and the country's economy is already taking a beating.

Addressing a pressure group on the sidelines of annual UN Meetings, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said he is disturbed and indeed deeply disappointed by the EU announcement.