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Asian auto speed with him was like a last ditch talks to persuade Tehran not to exceed nuclear limits were headed for failure on Friday as Washington rebuffed European calls to ease sanctions to allow negotiations if talks fail Iran is on course within days to exceed the threshold of enriched uranium allowed under the two thousand and fifteen nuclear deal which Washington pulled out of last year the trump administration is still demanding Tehran comply with the terms of the deal slapping tough sanctions to keep up the pressure our sanctions do not give us the Iran the right , %HESITATION to accelerate its nuclear program on Thursday the US special envoy for Iran taking it a step further saying the US will sanction any country that imports Iranian oil and there are no exemptions in place we are dedicated to this policy of maximum economic pressure because it's working it is denying the regime historic levels of revenue their proxies around the region are hurting financially that while hooks says the sanctions are working Reuters reported this month that they run has been setting increased volumes of petrochemical products at below market rates in countries including Brazil China and India since the U. S. reimpose sanctions on Iranian oil exports in November just this week US president Donald Trump also targeted Iran's supreme leader and other top officials with sanctions after Tehran's downing of an unmanned American drone last week trump said he was even ready to strike Iran but called it off at the last minute on Thursday acting US defense secretary mark asper said he wants to avoid a confrontation our strategy is at its core and economic and diplomatic one again we do not seek armed conflict with Iran but we are ready to defend US forces and interests in the region , no one should mistake restraint for weakness