Trump says Iran is violating 'spirit' of Iran nuclear deal

15 September, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Julio Duncan
  • Trump says Iran is violating 'spirit' of Iran nuclear deal

Trump has publicly contemplated withholding certification of the JCPOA in mid-October regardless of Iranian actions, which would nearly certainly upend the nuclear accord by triggering the reinstatement of nuclear sanctions.

The unsigned memo was written by Richard Goldberg, a former Republican congressional aide who has long advocated tough action against Iran. Yet the most successful effort to resolve challenges with Iran has been through diplomatic engagement, which produced the historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Economic sanctions against Iran were dropped in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear program.

In selling the JCPOA to the American people and Congress, the Obama White House frequently pointed to the Additional Protocol arrangement as a further defense against Iranian cheating on its obligations.

The secretary of state and other top administration officials believe remaining in the deal would ultimately be better than quitting it because Iran is widely seen to be complying with the letter of the agreement it reached with the US and five other world powers, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing diplomatic efforts.

Russian Federation and China have made clear they'd vehemently oppose any move to revisit the Iran deal, although USA officials are betting they'd acquiesce if European allies join in pressing for action.

"These sanctions target an Iranian company providing material support to the IRGC's ballistic missile program, airlines that support the transport of fighters and weapons into Syria, and hackers who execute cyber-attacks on American financial institutions", Mnuchin said.

The Treasury alleged the firms and individuals were either engaging in activity that supported Iran's ballistic missile program or its Quds Force, or engaging in cyber attacks against the US financial system.

The United States will renew a waiver of the key, and most punitive, sanctions that it imposed on Iran before the nuclear deal was ultimately struck, the sources said. It went into effect in January 2016. First, they would be hard to implement broadly as the previous sanctions regime that brought Iran to negotiations were built on years of diplomacy with a limited objective, not an indefinite time frame.

IAEA director general Yukiya Amano, left, and Iran's Atomic Energy Organization president Ali Akhbar Salehi sign confidential documents in Vienna on July 14, 2015 which, among other things, dealt with how the agency would look into concerns about Iran's nuclear activities at a military site, Parchin.

The proposal is created to address "a range of concerns about decertification, including the big "what happens next" question", said the source who had discussed the memo with congressional offices. Current U.S. President Donald Trump has criticized the deal but not moved to withdraw the U.S. from it.

China, India and other countries could decide to buy oil despite US warnings and sanctions, and Washington could find itself in a trade war with some of the world's biggest economies, Kahl said. The agreement saw Iran sharply curtail its nuclear program and allow extensive inspections in return for the lifting of worldwide sanctions.


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