Tensions Between Tehran And Washington Grow As Trump Is About To Abort 2015 Nuclear Accord

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Tensions Between Tehran And Washington Grow As Trump Is About To Abort 2015 Nuclear Accord

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President Donald Trump will outline a different strategy for dealing with Iran on October 13 that will seek to enforce stricter policies on the nuclear deal and deny funding for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

“It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction,” Trump said in a White House statement that laid out key elements of the strategy.

Trump is to deliver a speech to announce a confrontational new approach to US policy toward Iran. He is expected to say he will not certify Iran’s compliance with a 2015 nuclear accord negotiated by world powers, although he will not call for the US to abandon the agreement, according to officials briefed on the president’s intentions. Reimposing sanctions would probably have caused the collapse of the agreement and relation with Iran. Instead, he will recommend that Congress amends its own legislation so that Iranian infringements of the deal, and potentially other actions outside the scope of the agreement, would automatically trigger the reimposition of those sanctions.

Trump believes the nuclear deal as it is now structured will eventually allow Iran to develop a weapon and wants to toughen US policy to prohibit that eventuality. Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful and denies it is developing nuclear weapons.

Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said that if the US does not implement the agreements regarding Iran’s nuclear program, Iran would respond by opting out of the deal entirely. Speaking at a meeting with Russia’s State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Larijani said that Iran has paid dearly to achieve the agreement and he expects that Moscow will contribute to settling the issues around the deal.

Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that spiking the deal “would undoubtedly hurt the atmosphere of predictability, security, stability and non-proliferation in the entire world.” He added that a move against the nuclear deal would have “very negative consequences”.

Speaking in Beijing on October 9, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the Iran nuclear deal was a good example of how to solve something peacefully through talks, and expressed his hope that “the comprehensive Iran nuclear agreement can continue to be earnestly implemented.”

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  • Jesus

    “””“It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction,” Trump said in a White House statement that laid out key elements of the strategy.””””

    I think Trump should look in the mirror and say, “It is time for the entire world to join in demanding that US government end its pursuit of death and destruction,”

    • John Mason

      Exactly. One gets rather annoyed at this type of hyperbole and just wish that they STFU.

      • Jesus

        Such hypocritical hyperbole is sounding less and less convincing, and more laughable seeing US is punching empty air.

    • TiredOfBsToo

      Yeah if you substitute US in place of Iran it is indeed an accurate statement. So what is behind this push to target an agreement 9 years in the making, supported by the world community and verified by the IAEA as Iran being in compliance? Why US president NetanYahu and his Foreign minister Trump. Israel the tail, wagging the dog US, through it’s payed for and unregistered foreign agents AIPAC.

      • Jesus

        Israel is getting nervous in regards to Iran and Russia being so close to their border and limiting its scope of meddling in the area. They are loosing in Syria, and Iran is clearly establishing itself as a dominant force in Syria.

        • TiredOfBsToo

          “They are loosing in Syria, and Iran is clearly establishing itself as a dominant force in Syria.”

          Think about it, the morons invaded Iraq (for the same reasons they seek to destroy Syria) and made Iran even stronger.

          • andy l

            Exactly in removing Saddam they got rid of Irans deadly enemy. As a bonus Iraq is now controlled by a shia led government. So the shia crescent that Bibi has been complaining about has been realised directly as a consequence of US action. Iran must be laughing all the way

          • Jesus

            They thought of getting rid of Saddam would create a lot of instability….which it did, however as a result of such instability, Iran’s sphere of influence in Iraq increased, and Syria is not much different. The Jewish neocons guiding US foreign policy are mere checker players, unable to think several
            moves ahead. Their instant gratification for victory, and being low level IQ strategists will lead to their demise.

          • Barba_Papa

            And to think the same people who advocated to topple Saddam are back in power in both Israel and the US and advocating the same thing in regards to Syria and Iran.

            Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome.

    • andy l

      Well said – is it any wonder the rest of the world in polls have the US named as No. 1 the greatest threat to peace. Someone should remind Trump that America has been at war 93% of her history as a country – over 200 years of endless conflict since 1776 with only temporary intermissions

    • bcbingram

      agreed, as long as you blame the Gov. because the majority of AMERICANS do not want more war.

      • Jesus

        Maybe the American people can march on Washington and make some immediate changes in the government, since the government is not serving its people any more.

  • Garga

    I still think he won’t get out of the agreement.
    At this level, they will do their best in the hopes that Iran abandons the deal if they press it enough.
    There will be more unilateral sanctions on individual members of IRGC, the accusations of terror support and a very long whining about Iran’s missiles.
    If they get out, Iran won’t leave the deal and it’s actually in Iran’s favour if the US gets out, despite what it seems.

    • TiredOfBsToo

      While Israel keeps pushing the US foreign policy in the MIddle East, (well it’s not just Israel, there is the desire to use oil to remove Russia from the EU as a provider, hence Assad is a dictator bs), the dumb clucks pursuing such strategy are beginning to isolate themselves; even the EU vassal states are beginning to see through it all. There maybe hope for the world yet.

  • Mountains

    Don’t take anything that comes out of the US serious anymore specially anything relating to Iran and North Korea. They are allies and just media playing nothing really more. The US media is losing credibility getting involved in this media play

  • RTA (Bob or Al)

    I understand Iran’s frustration, but the retaliatory move of “respond (ing) by opting out of the deal entirely is a very decision.

    The European Countries are strongly defending Iran against the US wishes and the European Countries and ran do not need to make more problems.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Many who voted for Trump are going to turn their backs against him if he goes through with this.
    His foreign policies are being run by Zio-Jews who are the enemy of America and the Free-World.
    His domestic policies are good, but his foreign policies are being turned into evil by Israeli influence.
    Soon the Jews will attack him on his domestic policies, and soon he may even turn around on his domestic policies in favor of Jewish ambition to turn the west into a 24/7 slave for Zionisms world conquest scheme.
    http://realjewnews.com/

  • General Surena

    USA can do any DAMN thing…

    • Solomon Krupacek

      USA can do any DAMN thing

      in the next 20-30 years sure

  • Free man

    I wonder what the “crushing response” of the Revolutionary Guards will be.
    If they are smart they won’t do anything.
    Trump is waiting for the “crushing response” to prove his point.

  • Thegr8rambino

    The whole world should designate US and Israel as terrorist groups and work to ERADICATE them from the planet

    • Solomon Krupacek

      you can go to fight them :)

      • Thegr8rambino

        Theres no doubt I’d manhandle them, but I’d be much more effective here at a general level ;)) maybe you can pick up the slack at the infantry level? :))

        • Solomon Krupacek

          if you give me suitecase a-bomb, i will go ;)

          • Thegr8rambino

            How bout simple firearm lol

          • Solomon Krupacek

            too little damage :)

          • Thegr8rambino

            its all i have :/

          • Solomon Krupacek

            too bad :(

          • Thegr8rambino

            need to ask putin for some better shit lmao