The Trump administration, already struggling with a big nuclear problem in North Korea, is about to raise another one by questioning the implementation of the nuclear agreement with Iran. “This is Israel’s position”, Netanyahu said in Argentina last Tuesday as he toured Latin America.
Najafi also referred to Israeli Regime’s nuclear program as bringing about concern for regional countries and worldwide community.
If policymakers want to restart talks with Iran, the US would need to engage in a serious process – not a ruse in which inflexible demands are issued with the aim of provoking an Iranian withdrawal.
The other signatories of the Iran nuclear pact are Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
Paris took one of the hardest lines against Tehran in the negotiations, but has been quick to restore trade ties and Macron has said repeatedly there is no alternative to the deal. And Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Monday that Iran’s obligations “are being implemented”. Yet back in July, it was Tillerson who reportedly convinced Trump to stick to the deal.
This as the Treasury Department imposes new limitations against several Iranian individuals and companies, citing their support of Iran’s’ ballistic missile program and cyber attacks against the U.S.
In June, Tillerson provoked outrage when he indicated to the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the United States has reverted to a policy of regime change, saying, “Our policy toward Iran is … to work toward support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government”.
“But keep in mind please that if the United States wishes to withdraw from the JCPOA, why would the North Koreans waste their time in order to sit around the table of dialogue with the United States, because they would think perhaps after years of talks and a potential agreement the next U.S. administration could step over or pull out of the agreement”.
“In the United States, it (JCPOA) was not an worldwide agreement; it was an Obama agreement”, because president Obama never did submit the agreement to the Senate for ratification, and such a deal “can be negated” by any subsequent president or even by president Obama himself, Lane said.
Speaking in London at a joint news conference with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Tillerson told reporters the administration’s approach to Iran could not be determined on the basis of the nuclear accord alone.
“They are wise. Look at the region”.
The research underway in Iran’s military facilities, Shamkhani said, concerns conventional weaponry and will continue with all force within the framework of promoting the country’s deterrence power.
Mattis called the deal flawed in his confirmation hearing earlier this year, but stressed the importance of the USA remaining committed to it and to cooperating with its allies on its success.
The IAEA said earlier in the month that it was not going to inspect the sites “just to send a political signal”.