One reason though is an assessment by Tehran that Trump – the man who promised during the campaign to blow Iranian vessels out of the water if they came too close to USA ships – might follow through on his promise.
In a bid to meet the officials of the five signatory states of the JCPOA who has vowed to stay in the agreement after USA withdrawal, Iranian foreign minister a three stop tour from Beijing and he will finally wrap up his negotiations in Brussels.
Acknowledging that the Europeans are disappointed that the United States got out of the deal. I am inclined, however, to think that on balance the critics of President Trump’s decision are closer to getting it right.
It also points to a refusal to accept that Trump’s decision on Iran, fulfilling a campaign pledge to US voters, should be allowed to upend a global agreement negotiated over years and which worldwide observers say is working.
Mr. Stephens states that because Iran is in an economically perilous situation, the Trump administration “is in a strong position to negotiate a viable deal”.
It’s too soon to say whether Trump’s gamble will end up creating a nuclear crisis. “It’s just not true”.
True, such missiles would not carry nuclear bombs for the time being, but they certainly can carry a variety of other weapons that could be also lethal and devastating to many countries in the neighbourhood of Iran. It let Iran keep its nuclear infrastructure and keep enriching uranium if not by as much.
“I think that will sink in, and we’ll see what happens then”, he said. Here’s a sampling of the reasons they gave for pulling out now.
This was part of the flaw of the deal to entice Europe and the United States into economic relations with Iran that eventually would have worked against really holding Iran accountable for violations of the deal. Le Maire asked. “Or do we want to say we have our economic interests, we consider we will continue to do trade with Iran?”
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said last week he was highly doubtful that Europe would provide the “real guarantees” needed for Iran to stay in the nuclear deal.
Russian Federation stands for discussion by all remaining participants to the JCPOA on the Iranian nuclear program regarding joint compensation measures for unilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran, Sergei Lavrov said. The decision to withdraw the United States from the hard-won multinational Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action “sends a critical message”, the USA president said on Tuesday.
“The removal of sanctions under the deal has already produced disastrous results”, he said. We need to wait and see what China will do, what Japan will do. This is what Iran’s Energy Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on state TV this week as quoted by Bloomberg, adding that Trump was engaging in “shenanigans” on the oil market. But he also warned that Iran would restart its nuclear program if America’s actions really hurt the country or if the rest of the world did not support them. The stumbling block was the “sunset” clauses, which would allow Iran to resume fissile material enhancement within a decade. Under siege, Iran may instead decide to go down the path of acquiring the nuclear bomb.
It called on the other parties to the agreement – especially Britain, France and Germany – to safeguard the accord, adding that no provisions or timeframes in the 2015 agreement “are negotiable in any manner”.