UK, EU partners 'firmly committed' to Iran nuclear deal: May

14 May, 2018, 04:16 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • Iranian protesters burn flags outside the former US embassy headquarters in Tehran. Atta Kenare  AFP

Bolton made the remarks during an appearance on CNN's State of the Union Sunday.

Thousands of Iranians have rallied in Tehran following Washington's unilateral withdrawal from a multinational nuclear deal, just as the country's foreign minister is set to embark on a diplomatic tour to negotiate with the landmark 2015 pact's other signatories.

This week, Israel and Iran engaged in an extensive military exchange on the heels of Mr. Trump's decision to leave the deal.

Representative Jim Banks (R-3rd) says the release of three Korean-American prisoners is a positive sign. Of all the bad decisions Trump has made as president, this is the most risky.

I understand why Kim would want to get out from under worldwide sanctions and offer his oppressed people enough economic growth to make his own position more secure.

Bruno Le Maire, France's foreign minister, said EU states would propose sanctions-blocking measures to the European Commission.

In Berlin, economy minister Peter Altmaier said Germany was ready to give help to its affected firms, including legal advice, to continue doing business in Iran.

By allowing Iran to retain its nuclear facilities and rewarding it for cheating, the agreement in effect legitimized Iran as a threshold nuclear state. "The allies say nothing".

A State Department inspector general report said in 2016 that 81 people worked full time at the bureau.

"Decisions on the Iranian side took longer than expected, global banks were reluctant to work with Iran and the recent decline in the value of (Iran's currency) made worldwide business even more hard", she said.

In a phone call dominated by Iran, the Prime Minister and President agreed to hold talks between the United Kingdom and U.S. governments on the effect ofsanctions on British companies.

Mogherini's remarks on Friday echoed her comments that directly followed Trump's withdrawal from the Iran deal-officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)-earlier this week.

At the same time, the government said it has tasked the president of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran with "taking all necessary steps in preparation for Iran to pursue industrial-scale enrichment without any restrictions, using the results of the latest research and development of Iran's fearless nuclear scientists". "To the Iranian people I say: do not let anyone dismantle this deal, one of the greatest achievements of the worldwide community. the culmination of 12 years of diplomacy". Although Trump railed against Iranian expansionism, he has proposed pulling 2,000 US special forces out of Syria, which has already emboldened Tehran. Those lies make it more, not less, necessary to keep intrusive inspections.

"I think it was testing the limits of the deal's provisions, exceeding them in some cases", Bolton said. "It's a recognition of reality". The US action will also put the opening up of American Embassy on May 14 in Jerusalem in a different light.



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