Trump threatens UK with 25 per cent post-Brexit tariffs unless it backs US against Iran

al sahawat times trump


Trump threatens the UK with 25% post-Brexit trade tariffs unless it backs the US against Iran


Trump threatens the UK with 25% post-Brexit trade tariffs unless it backs the US against Iran

Tehran accuses Britain, France and Germany of succumbing to ‘high school bully’ tactics from the US.

Donald Trump has threatened post-Brexit UK with a 25 per cent tariff on trade industries, specifically naming the UK car industry unless the British government officially accuses Iran of breaking the 2015 nuclear deal, and triggering a UN legal hearing in which the UK must side with the US against Iran, it has emerged.

The secret threat last week, first reported by The Washington Post, which cited unnamed European officials, would have seen the tariff imposed on all European automobile imports to the US unless Britain, France and Germany agreed to the ultimatum.

In particular, the UK was reminded of it’s post-Brexit need for tariff free trade deals with the US to support it’s now much weaker non-EU economy.

It came days before the three European Union powers on Tuesday triggered a dispute mechanism under the agreement which does indeed amount to a formal accusation against Tehran of violating its terms. It could lead to the reinstatement of United Nations sanctions, but is being framed by the Europeans as the last chance to save the nuclear deal. 

“Appeasement confirmed. E3 sold out remnants of #JCPOA to avoid new Trump tariffs,” Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter.


Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Al-Sahawat Times than ever but advertising revenues across the global media industry are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a total paywall. We want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Al-Sahawat Times’ independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe truly ethical media and an unbias perspective really matters.

“I appreciate there not being a paywall: it is more democratic for the media to be available for all and not a commodity to be purchased by a few. I’m happy to make a contribution so others with less means still have access to information.”

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, the future of ethical media and the futures of our staff and their families would be much more secure. For as little as £1, you can support Al-Sahawat Times and it only takes a minute. Thank you.





This story is available on:

APPLE NEWS | AL-SAHAWAT TIMES


Talk to a journalist

Email: NewsDesk@alsahawat.com

Web: alsahawat.com

Follow Al-Sahawat Times

⬆️ Follow on Instagram

⬆️ Follow on Twitter

⬆️ Follow on LinkedIn

⬆️ Follow on Facebook

⬆️ Follow on YouTube

Read it on APPLE NEWS

Read it on FLIPBOARD

0 0 vote
Article Rating

About the Author

Caleb Simmons
Caleb Simmons | Journalist Since: 2003 | New York - Abu Dhabi - London - Barcelona
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments