Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal more than a year ago. Tehran waited for 14 months in hopes the other signatories would fulfill their obligations under the JCPOA. Beyond empty promises, they have done nothing.
The US deep state and its current front man are obsessed about Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons .
By pulling out of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal, Donald Trump has shown the US has no shame or honor. Will the Europeans maintain their end of the deal?
Islamic Iran has no nuclear weapons, North Korea does. The US is talking up Iran’s non-existent threat while willing to talk to the North Koreans. Is it time for Iran also to acquire nuclear weapons?
While he had repeatedly said that he would pull the US out of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal, Donald Trump’s announcement on May 8 still came as a shock.
Not just Donald Trump but other Western regimes are also backtracking on the nuclear deal with Iran. This confirms yet again that Western regimes cannot be trusted to uphold agreements that they sign.
When the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the Islamic Re-public and the P5+1 group of countries (the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) was agreed in Vienna on July 14, Western media outlets immediately re-ported that there were “celebrations” in Tehran. The BBC as usual led the pack. Conversely, opponents of the deal were dubbed as “hardliners” whose personal in-terests would be affected if it was approved and implemented.
It is premature to pass a final judgment on the agreement that was signed on July 14 in Europe (not in any Muslim country) between a nuclear club of nations on one side and a non-nuclear Islamic Iran on the other.
It has been described as “breathtaking,” “game changer,” and a “new chapter in in-ternational relations.” It is all these and more. Some comments about the process and content of the agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries are in order before we discuss its implementation procedure and the broader implications.
Whether the deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 group of coun-tries holds will depend largely on the conduct of the US.
Iran's Foreign Minister Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif has told his negotiating partners from the P5+1 countries to make up their minds: do they want an agreement or continue with coercion that has never yielded results. “Getting to yes requires the courage to compromise, the self-confidence to be flexible, the maturity to be reasonable, the wisdom to set aside illusions and the audacity to break old habits," he told them.
Can the West led by the US bring itself around to accepting Iran's rights under the NPT? It will all depend on whether Washington has the ability to withstand zionist blackmail. If US President Barack Obama is serious about a deal with Iran, he can get one by sticking to principles rather than putting forward ludicrous demands.
We present our assessment of the past year: what was good and what was not so good or outright bad. The past, as it is said, is a mirror to the future. Since life is a continuum, events of the past have a bearing on the future. We present our pick of the past year.
American hypocrisy became evident, yet again, on December 12 when the Treasury Department slapped new nuclear-related sanctions on Iran even while the Obama regime has said it would not do so. At the same time, Wendy Sherman, the top US nuclear negotiator told Congress it could impose new sanctions if they were not nuclear-related. The deal appears to have been placed in jeopardy.
Iran and the six powers finally agreed on the wording of an interim agreement in Geneva over Tehran's nuclear program. The deal is for six months during which Iran will not expand its nuclear program. In return, it would get relief of about $4.2 billion in oil revenue sales. Relief on medicines and import of gold and metals would also be provided.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry met in New York to discuss ways of resolving the standoff about Iran's nuclear program. This was the first official meeting between Iran's foreign minister and his American counterpart in 34 years. While there has been much media hype about the meetings between officials of the two countries, it is yet to be seen whether any breakthrough will occur.
For the first time in 34 years, top officials from Iran will meet the Americans under the umbrella of the P5+1 talks over Iran's nuclear program. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet US Secretary of State John Kerry in New York. Will this meeting lead to any meaningful progress on the nuclear issue? We will see after the meeting that is scheduled to begin at 4 pm.
American officials lack even basic table manners for talks. While offering to talk to the Islamic Republic, they slap additional illegal sanctions. The revolutionary leadership in Iran has made clear there will be no talks until the Americans improve their manners.
Western governments have strange ways of dealing with others. They start with the claim that they represent the will of the international community.