U.S. Stays In Iran’s Nuclear Deal, But Expands Anti-Iranian Sanctions


U.S. Stays In Iran’s Nuclear Deal, But Expands Anti-Iranian Sanctions

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On January 12, US President Donald Trump announced that the US will continue to waive economic sanctions related to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, but only as the “last chance” and stressed that he will not do this again, according to Reuters.

“This is a last chance … In the absence of such an agreement, the United States will not again waive sanctions in order to stay in the Iran nuclear deal. And if at any time I judge that such an agreement is not within reach, I will withdraw from the deal immediately.” Trump said in a statement.

Trump also called on European countries to join his efforts in order to “fix significant flaws” in Iran’s nuclear deal. Moreover, the US president warned that if European partners do not support his efforts, he will terminate the nuclear deal with Iran.

“I hereby call on key European countries to join with the United States in fixing significant flaws in the deal, countering Iranian aggression, and supporting the Iranian people … If other nations fail to act during this time, I will terminate our deal with Iran,” Trump said.

Regarding Trump’s “efforts”, a US official revealed to Reuters that Trump will now work with its European partners to pressure Iran to accept a follow-on agreement that limits its missile program.

In a related development, the US Treasury Department announced in a statement that it has issued new sanctions against 14 Iranian figures and entities linked to the country’s ballistic missile program and the recent crackdown on anti-government protesters including the head of Iran’s judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani.

“We are targeting the Iranian regime, including the head of Iran’s judiciary, for its appalling mistreatment of its citizens, including those imprisoned solely for exercising their right to freedom of peaceful assembly, and for censoring its own people as they stand up in protest against their government … We are also targeting Iran’s ballistic missile program and destabilizing activities, which it continues to prioritize over the economic well-being of the Iranian people,” US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in the statement.

Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs described the new US sanctions and Trump’s threats as “desperate attempts” to undermine Iran’s nuclear deal. The Iranian foreign minister also stressed on Twitter that the nuclear deal with Iran is not renegotiable and called on the US to comply with the deal’s conditions.



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  • as

    Agreement with US only worth of the piece of ink and paper it’s signed with.

    • Garga

      It doesn’t even worth that, believe me… You’ll waste a piece of paper and some ink.

  • paul ( original )

    I think the Iranians knowingly and with careful
    calculation decided to negotiate a deal with the USA. A new president
    was elected and with determination and against opposition reached an
    agreement. Now this course of action is looking increasingly a
    mistake and a dead end decision. The hoped for economic benefits seem
    illusive and the Iranian position looks very week and vulnerable. The
    position of Rouhani does not look good. He took a gamble and now it
    looks increasingly that this is unravelling.

    As I see it the Iranians are very boxed in. The Europeans will I believe
    go along with the USA even if they grumble.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      The EU is seeing no benefit in the long run and this as provocation to start a world war so they are not likely to do it. This would hurt their survival if they sided with Trump, a bad situation and time to throw the US Yolk off is the best bet or suffer continuous violent protests leading to overthrows.

      • paul ( original )

        I don’t have any special insight into these matters. I only have my own
        judgement. From this standpoint I see little chance that Europe will
        shake of the US yoke. I just can not read this into my understanding
        of the European mind set, and in any case they are only minor

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          My reference of yolk was same as having egg on one’s face , like an embarrassment. The EU is easy to read the people of the country are important which can influence the action of the leader at times. The threat of escalation terrifies them the most as none really want a war in earnest that would see have of Europe destroyed and dead.

          • Joe

            Right if a war starts, it would be the EU , Iran, Russia that gets destroyed like Ww2 , and US escaped unscathed and claiming as victor as in WW2

          • as

            Only if the EU initiate the war setting them as the main target with US sits their hands. The problem with that is EU don’t have the capacity to initiate the war.

          • Thegr8rambino

            in ur dreams

    • Joe

      EU are the ones to worry about nuclear Iran than US as US is so far away.

      So as usual US would not care but the European wisely does.

      Same thing in Korea, it’s the South Koreans and Japan that ate afraid not the US.

      See the pattern?

      • paul ( original )

        Gareth Porter is a good source of information on this
        point. He is a careful analyst. I am not able to go into all the
        details here. However the take away point from his work is that Iran
        has never had a nuclear weapons program. He wrote a book on the issue
        called ‘Manufactured Crisis’ . I think the tittle rather says it all.
        Further Ayatollah Khomeini issueda Fatwa banning such wepons in Iran.
        So if you think that the Iranians take Islam ceriously then that should carry some weight.

  • Joe

    Looks like Trump unable to convince his EU allies to come on board.

    Wait and see how EU will act .

    Again US lose this round

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  • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

    Trump the Chumpanzee and his antics are always hilarious as this man is so arrogant and stubborn in thinking he can bully the rest of the world. The EU either steps up now or forever lose their relevancy in the world.

  • zman

    “for its appalling mistreatment of its citizens, including those
    imprisoned solely for exercising their right to freedom of peaceful
    assembly, and for censoring its own people as they stand up in protest
    against their government …” so, when is he going to sanction the US congress, governors and himself? Who doesn’t see this as an extension of Israeli policy?…and then there is the matter of sanctioning Iran.

    • John Whitehot

      “Who doesn’t see this as an extension of Israeli policy?”

      US foreign policy is in itself an extension of Israeli one.

  • Starlight

    All I see now from people on our side is DENIAL. America has gone to war for FAKE NEWS reasons so many times since its formation (by a FAKE NEWS ‘revolution’). And almost every time the build up to war uses growing SANCTIONS against that target first. The sanctions are merely a sympton of INTENT.

    The mainstream and fake indy media has been normalising nukes and nuclear war in an ever louder voice for the last 12 months. This is simply because Iran is to be destroyed by the so-called ‘usable’ nukes that were perfected in the 1960s – what used to be called BATTLEFIELD nukes. The small nukes were origianlly designed to be fired by cannon, for aircraft tech at the time was too primitive to be able to exploit missiles armed with small nukes.

    Today, with ‘smart’ weapons, nukes bring two major advantages
    1) far lighter per unit of explosion
    2) bigger maximum explosion per smart missile/bomb.

    With conventional bombs, the really BIG bombs are not ‘smart’ and essentially have to be dropped gravity wise. They are too heavy for modern guided methods. Not so the small nukes. With a small nuke you can use a ‘smart’ missile guidance system and still destory an entire compound (like what the Americans call a CITY BLOCK) with a single warhead. This is a game changer agaisnt an advanced nation like Iran.

    Dribblers think the EU is not on board with Trump’s plan. This despite the fact that major CATHOLIC nations participated in the jewish terror state’s recent war games- war games simulating the holocausting of all muslim nations directly surrounding Israel once America began the war on Iran.

    Major EU nations have built THEIR military bases in the Middle East in readiness for the Iran war across the last five years. The Iran War has been a massive exercise in logistics and planning, but now all the pieces are in place, including the political goons needed to head Australia, Canada, NZ, America, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and so many other nations of the West now fully under zionist political control.

    The last piece of the puzzle is the ‘will’ of the people. It is desired by the Deep State that Humanity be the Turkey that votes for Xmas. How much effort was put into demonising Serbia before Blair’s Kosovo War, Or Iraq (with WMD) before Blair’s invasion? The Iran War dangles by the thread that is the ordinary person’s reluctance to believe the jewish controlled media this time with respect to Iran.

    If Trump could, he’d press the button now and begin the Iran War. That he hasn’t shows they are waiting for something. That something can be ANYTHING that gets the job done, but the “blame Iran” meme we are seeing all across the press (including sadly at Southfront) gives the real clue. Something big is coming that will be blamed on Iran and used to kick start the war.

  • RichardD

    This is one of the reasons that the US and Palestine need to be dejudified. Jews are a parasitical disease that gravitate to control positions in a targeted host society to take it over, exploit and victimize it to the detriment of it’s people and humanity.

    Fascist Jew War Mongers:


    • RichardD

      “Jews were the commandants of 11 out of the 12 main Stalinist-era Gulags, or concentration camps, including the camp system directors Matvei Berman and Hershel Jehuda.”

      – Jewish-Run Concentration Camps in the Soviet Union –


      “the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party was made up as follows:

      Bronstein (Trotsky) Jew
      Apfelbaum (Zinovief) Jew
      Lourie (Larine) Jew
      Ouritski Jew
      Volodarski Jew
      Rosenfeldt (Kamanef) Jew
      Smidovitch Jew
      Sverdlof (Yankel) Jew
      Nakhamkes (Steklof) Jew
      Ulyanov (Lenin) Russian
      Krylenko Russian
      Lounatcharski Russian

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      President Ulyanov (Lenin) Russian
      Foreign Affairs Tchitcherine Russian
      Nationalities Djugashvili (Stalin) Georgian
      Agriculture Protian Armenian
      Economic Council Lourie (Larine) Jew
      Food Schlichter Jew
      Army & Navy Bronstein (Trotsky) Jew
      State Control Lander Jew
      State Lands Kauffman Jew
      Works V. Schmidt Jew
      Social Relief E. Lelina (Knigissen) Jewess
      Public Instruction Lounatcharsky Russian
      Religions Spitzberg Jew
      Interior Apfelbaum (Zinovief) Jew
      Hygiene Anvelt Jew
      Finance Isidore Goukovski Jew
      Press Volodarski Jew
      Elections Ouritski Jew
      Justice I. Steinberg Jew
      Refugees Fenigstein Jew
      Refugees (assist.) Savitch Jew
      Refugees (assist.) Zaslovski Jew

      “The following is the list of members of the Central Executive Committee:

      Sverdlov (president) Jew
      Avanessof (sec.) Armenian
      Bruno Lett
      Babtchinski Jew
      Bukharin Russian
      Weinberg Jew
      Gailiss Jew
      Ganzburg Jew
      Danichevski Jew
      Starck German
      Sachs Jew
      Scheinmann Jew
      Erdling Jew
      Landauer Jew
      Linder Jew
      Wolach Czech
      Dimanstein Jew
      Encukidze Georgian
      Ermann Jew
      Joffe Jew
      Karkline Jew
      Knigissen Jew
      Rosenfeldt (Kamenef) Jew
      Apfelbaum (Zinovief) Jew
      Krylenko Russian
      KrassikofSachs Jew
      Kaprik Jew
      Kaoul Lett
      Ulyanov (lenin) Russian
      Latsis Jew
      Lander Jew
      Lounatcharski Russian
      Peterson Lett
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      Roudzoutas Jew
      Rosine Jew
      Smidovitch Jew
      Stoutchka Lett
      Nakhamkes (Steklof) Jew
      Sosnovski Jew
      Skrytnik Jew
      Bronstein (Trotsky) Jew
      Teodorovitch Jew
      Terian Armenian
      Ouritski Jew
      Telechkine Russian
      Feldmann Jew
      Froumkine Jew
      Souriupa Ukranian
      Tchavtchevadze Georgian
      Scheikmann Jew
      Rosental Jew
      Achkinazi Imeretian
      Karakhane Karaim (Jew)
      Rose Jew
      Sobelson (Radek) Jew
      Sclichter Jew
      Schikolini Jew
      Chklianski Jew
      Levine (Pravdine) Jew

      “The following is the list of members of the Extraordinary Commission of Moscow:

      Dzerjinski (president) Pole
      Peters (vice-president) Lett
      Chklovski Jew
      Kheifiss Jew
      Zeistine Jew
      Razmirovitch Jew
      Kronberg Jew
      Khaikina Jewess
      Karlson Lett
      Schaumann Jew
      Leontovitch Jew
      Jacob Goldine Jew
      Glaperstein Jew
      Kniggisen Jew
      Latzis Lett
      Schillenkuss Jew
      Janson Lett
      Rivkine Jew
      Antonof Russian
      Delafabre Jew
      Tsitkine Jew
      Roskirovitch Jew
      G. Sverdlof Jew
      Biesenski Jew
      Blioumkine Jew
      Alexandrevitch Russian
      I. Model Jew
      Routenberg Jew
      Pines Jew
      Sachs Jew
      Daybol Lett
      Saissoune Armenian
      Deylkenen Lett
      Liebert Jew
      Vogel German
      Zakiss Lett”


    • RichardD
    • RichardD
  • Pave Way IV

    That’s what our Jewish Secretary of the Treasury said when he issued new Iranian sanctions? Here, fixed it for ya’, Mnuchin:

    “We are targeting the Washington DC regime, including the head of the US judiciary, for its appalling mistreatment of its citizens, including those imprisoned solely for exercising their right to freedom of information and government transparency, and for censoring its own people as they stand up in protest against their government … We are also targeting the renewed U.S. military expansion program, arms sales to oppressive, racist regimes and destabilizing activities, which it continues to prioritize over the economic well-being of the American people,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a statement.

    Except Rouhani would never be such an arrogant asshole that he would even presume to punish the little people of the US with sanctions because he didn’t like our leaders. That would be evil.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    Who care wither USA stay or not stay make own sanctions or not.No country fears USA anymore.No one beliefs USA leaders anymore.Even the dead people hate USA