International companies halt business with Iran

May 19, 2018
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By Iran Probe Staff

Saturday, 19 May 2018

As the people’s uprising in Iran takes a new momentum with the recent events in the south central city of Kazeroon, the Iranian regime is, simultaneously, receiving strokes from outside the borders. The world has now realized the dangers Iran’s fundamentalist rulers make to world’s peace and security. U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran means European countries will be at risk once new sanctions come into effect.

French oil and Energy Company Total said on Wednesday May 16 it could not continue with its projects in Iran. Some other European companies announced they could exit Iran ahead of a re-imposition of sanctions.

A day later Reuters reported form Copenhagen that Shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk has joined a growing list of companies preparing to stop doing business with Iran. Maersk Chief Executive Soren Skou told Reuters in an interview “I don’t know the exact timing details, but I am certain that we’re also going to shut down in Iran”.

Some other international companies that are going to lower business with Iran include MSC, the world’s second biggest container shipping group after Maersk, The group announced last week it would stop taking new booking for Iran.

Other companies which have warned they would cut business with Iran, following reinstated sanctions, include German insurer Allianz, Siemens and Danish oil product tanker operator Maersk Tankers, previously owned by the Maersk conglomerate.

Iranian people’s uprising that started in January has severely terrified the mullahs ruling the country. This week’s clashes in Kazeroon, with some dead and many injured and merchant’s strikes in Tehran and Kurdistan show the present regime cannot be very certain about its future.

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