The Ayatollahs dont understand.
They understand perfectly.
The agreement was very simply Iran does not make or attempt to make nuclear weapons and the west will trade with them and not impose sanctions on their economy.
The US pulled out and is imposing sanctions but Iran basically said that if the EU and Russia and China honour the deal that they will too.
All UN agencies agree Iran is keeping up its end of the deal.
The US has threatened EU and Chinese and Russian companies of economic sanctions if they trade with Iran.
Rather a lot of EU companies have withdrawn from trading with Iran... in effect the EU is not honouring its part of the deal to normal commercial trade ties with Iran and Iran is calling them on it.
The only thing that keeps them alive right now is France, UK and Germany. USA want see them crushed.
The EU and US want lots of things... it actually isn't that often they get it.
If France and the UK and Germany are withdrawing from Iranian deals because of US threats of sanctions then France and the UK and Germany are reneging on the deal, so Iran has every right to rip the piece of rubbish up.
Russia wont help them. Russia will send an angry letter but Putin needs a high oil price and the fall of the iranian regime guarantees that.
Russia does not need a high oil price... high oil prices means high transport costs which does not suit Russia... oil and gas is cheap to extract in Russia... they don't need a high oil price to make a profit... it is US fracking companies that are smoke and mirrors when it comes to accounting that need high oil prices to break even.
Some in Iran know that as well. Their last security is that France, UK and Germany dont leave it.
The moment we turn our backs towards them, is their end.
What are you talking about? France and the UK and Germany are Americas little bitches, when America decides to attack they wont ask for permission from anyone except Israel.
What Russia needs most is an end to US fracking flooding the world with cheap oil in the short term, and a diversification of industry in the long term.
Low oil prices will burst the Fracking bubble and it is going to be a real mess... any sort of conflict or just confrontation with Iran will push up the price of oil and problems in Venezuela means the prices will go even higher... but high transport costs are not good for most economies most of the time.
The US has increased their capacity so much it makes OPEC irrelevant. The good news is that fracking does incur an environmental cost and if the Green movement in that country takes off, it would end it.
They think fracking solves all their problems, but it is actually very expensive in terms of extraction costs and does not actually make very much money at all and a lot of it is running at a loss... eventually the bubble will burst and their so call production will collapse...
Also, green movement in USA (democrats) are owned by Europeans, do I need to remind you what that means for Russia?
The Green movement in the US is not the democrats... it is the green party... people like Jill Stein who ran against Hillary and Trump... there was another guy too, but only Hillary and Trump could afford air time...