UN’s top political official Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council on Wednesday the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was "at a crossroads" despite Iran’s "continued adherence" to its nuclear pledges. © AP Photo / Ronald Zak'New Image of the US Will Emerge': Iran’s Zarif Vows Cooperation With Washington if It Returns to Nuke DealHe said DiCarlo’s approach was all the more incomprehensible since neither of the examples of alleged violations by Tehran was confirmed due to insufficient information. "The report is a clear evidence of an unqualified compliance of Iran with commitments under the JCPOA which is consistently confirmed not just by IAE but by the UN secretariat as well, which – as the document tells us – has no verified proof of the opposite," he stressed. Russia insists, the diplomat added, that the UN should not reference information … [Read more...] about Russian Envoy Bashes UN Top Political Official’s Report on Iran Nuclear Deal
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THE Iran nuclear deal was a historic agreement reached by Iran and seven other world powers in 2015 aimed at reducing Iran's ability to produce key components in nuclear weapons - in return, crippling economic sanctions on the Middle Eastern country were to be lifted. Agreed under Barack Obama's presidency, Donald Trump's withdrawal of the US on May 8 2018 could cause the deal to fall apart and create fresh instability across the region. What does the Iran nuclear deal entail? The Iran nuclear deal was an agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and a group of world powers for Iran to abandon its nuclear programme. The deal saw Iran agree to eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium by 98 per cent. Enriched uranium is a critical component for making nuclear weapons and in nuclear power stations and by curbing the amount Iran produce is a way to curb the number of weapons produced. As part of the agreement, Iran also agreed to only enrich their uranium up to 3.67 per cent … [Read more...] about What is the Iran nuclear deal, which countries signed it and when was it agreed?
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has announced he has pulled America out of the "horrible, one-sided" Iran nuclear deal. Speaking in the White House, the US President claimed Iran has continued to develop its nuke programme branding the agreement "disastrous" - here's what you need to know. Why has Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal? Prior to his definitive announcement, Trump repeatedly threatened to withdraw from the deal, calling it “ridiculous” as well as “insane”. Reports had emerged citing people who are familiar with the decision say he told French President Emmanuel Macron his plans to withdraw from the historic deal. While he has made no secret of his dislike of the deal he has also said he was willing to work to improve the arrangement. He has particularly objected the accord’s sunset clause, which allows Iran to resume part of its nuclear programme after 2025. Speaking at a press conference in Washington yesterday to announce his … [Read more...] about Why did Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and what’s going to happen now?
A major international diplomatic effort is being mounted to try to save the Iran nuclear deal from collapse in the wake of Donald Trump‘s withdrawal. Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy head, said the bloc was determined to keep the 2015 agreement in place and she is due to lead talks between the foreign ministers of four countries in the pact next week. Representatives from Iran, the UK, France and Germany are to meet in Brussels on Tuesday. The summit will follow a string of phone calls between leaders in which they talked up efforts to preserve the deal. Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel spoke on Friday, a week before the German chancellor travels to Sochi, and agreed they would work to maintain the deal while seeking to avoid an escalation of regional tensions. Read more UN calls for immediate halt to all hostile acts in Middle East Emmanuel Macron is also due to visit Russia later this month. During a state visit in Washington, the … [Read more...] about Iran nuclear deal: Major diplomatic push under way to preserve pact in wake of Trump’s withdrawal
She also raised concerns about the effect on British firms from his decision to reimpose sanctions on the regime in Tehran. LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May “raised the potential impact of U.S. sanctions on those firms which are currently conducting business in Iran” in a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday. Earlier this week, Trump decided to abandon what he called a “rotten” agreement. Trump reinstated all previous U.S. nuclear-related sanctions against Iran, without regard to European companies that struck business deals in the country on the belief that the nuclear agreement was accepted international policy. May reaffirmed Britain’s support for the deal alongside France, Germany and the European Union, insisting it was “the best way of preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon,” according to a readout of the phone call. She also raised concerns about the effect on British firms from his … [Read more...] about May challenges Trump over Iran nuclear deal fallout