"The French, British and German governments have told Iran they are exploring activating accounts for the Iranian central bank with their national central banks in a bid to open a financial channel to keep alive the Iranian nuclear deal, according to several European officials, "wrote the Wall Street Journal".
Under the 2015 deal, which Trump sees as flawed, Iran reined in its disputed nuclear program under United Nations monitoring and won a removal of global sanctions in return.
The nuclear accord limits Iran's uranium enrichment to 3.67 percent, enough to use in a nuclear power plant but far lower than the 90% needed for an atomic weapon.
India is engaged with Iran for a "long-term partnership" on energy trade, and for operating the port of Chabahar, Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) V. K. Singh informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Iran on July 17 filed a lawsuit against the USA at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the reimposition of heavy sanctions against Tehran by the Trump administration, claiming the move violates the little-known Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations and Consular Rights, signed as far back as 1955 by the two countries.
In addition to announcing the continued purchases from Russian Federation and elsewhere, Salehi said Iran is also working on exploration to find additional resources inside the country to meet more uranium needs domestically.
The announcements came a month after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he had ordered agencies to prepare to increase uranium-enrichment capacity if the nuclear deal falls apart after Washington's withdrawal. But the latest reporting gives little indication of how seriously either case is likely to be taken.
He also took the opportunity to hail Iran's relations with Russian Federation and Syria while bashing the USA for covertly supporting the Islamic State terrorist group, "We have good communication and coordination with Russian Federation and with the Syrian government and we will continue to do so".
Meanwhile, Iran has called on the UN's top court to order the United States to immediately lift the re-imposed sanctions, claiming they are causing "irreparable prejudice", the tribunal said Tuesday.
On the issue of U.S. sanctions, India has been maintaining that it will go by what is in the country's national interest.
This effect could be significant at a time when countries that are caught in the middle of the Iran-US conflict are uncertain about the extent of the American enforcement they may face in the months ahead.
In a video clip aired Tuesday by Israeli television, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasted that Israel was responsible for Trump's decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal.