"There's going to be enormous amount of pressure brought to bear on USA allies to comply".
The decision was made in light of Trump's push to isolate Iran and choke off its oil exports after he pulled the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement in May. The Paris-based NCRI is a collection of Iranian opposition groups that backs the overthrow of Iran's clerical leadership.
The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, which patrols the region, has said it has not seen any "unsafe and unprofessional" actions by Iranian naval forces in the Persian Gulf since August 2017.
The biggest buyer of Iranian oil is China, which is likely to resist the United States sanctions as well.
"At the meeting, which will be held at the request of Iran, foreign ministers of Iran and five world powers will discuss a proposed European package and measures to protect the agreement", Iranian state news agency IRNA said.
The threats have frustrated both US friends and enemies, especially with regard to Iran's oil industry - which China, India, South Korea and Turkey all reply upon.
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Even more surprising, all six countries enforced the sanctions with unity and resolve over the following five years, even though it cost them in trade and diplomatic ties with Iran.
Crude prices jumped after the Trump administration made clear its zero-tolerance policy toward Iranian exports, with prices topping $71 a barrel in NY and $77 a barrel in London.
President Hassan Rouhani says Washington's fresh attempts to isolate Iran will "carry a heavy cost" for the USA, and that the Iranian nation will stand even more resilient in the face of such plots.
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"After the JCPOA [nuclear deal] we showed very clearly that whatever promise we make, we stand by", Rouhani said.
Moves to cut Iranian oil production were "really a baseless fantasy", he added, after holding talks with Swiss officials who reaffirmed their support for the nuclear deal.
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Meanwhile, a major focus of Trump's campaign is to drive Tehran's economy-sustaining oil exports to zero.
The country accounts for about one-quarter of Iran's oil sales - some 600,000 barrels a day out of the roughly 2.2 million barrels a day that Iran exports - and Chinese demand for oil is growing at a steady clip.
Among the countries targeted by the USA there are India, Turkey, China and South Korea.
Rouhani added that if Iran's crude oil exports were threatened, the rest of the Mideast's would be as well.
The White House said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia's King Salman had promised Trump that he can raise oil production if needed, and that Riyadh has 2 million barrels per day of spare capacity.
Elsewhere, Rouhani called on Iranians everywhere to unite against the enemies' plots and help the development of the country, saying "if we are, the enemy will hatch more plots and it is our duty to work more for our people's welfare and development".
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"I don't think the State Department would have the confidence to say "zero exports" if they didn't have China on board", said Sara Vakhshouri, a veteran of the Iranian state oil company now at SVB Energy International, an energy consultancy.