U.S. President Donald Trump's unilateral move to exit from the Iran nuclear agreement will isolate the U.S., as Washington's European allies and key regional players, including Turkey criticized the decision. "After these consultations, it is clear to me that we cannot prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying, rotten structure of the current agreement," Trump said Tuesday while announcing the exit from the agreement with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Since before stepping into the White House, Trump had criticized the Iran deal, signed by P5+1, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - the U.S., Russia, France, China, the U.K. - plus Germany, and Tehran, with the European Union's support. Trump has long said that former U.S. President Barack Obama had made a mistake by agreeing to the terms of the framework, which has also been criticized by the U.S.'s Middle East ally, Israel. At the time, however, Obama was praised … [Read more...] about Ending Iran deal unilaterally will isolate US globally
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French President Emmanuel Macron is in Washington to convince Trump to go against the suggestions of new neoconservative National Security Adviser John Bolton and keep the 2015 Iran nuclear deal intact. While anything is possible between now and May 12 — when Trump must renew the the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — Bolton's role in the White House has led to increasing conviction among political observers that Trump will pull the US out of the history agreement struck by his predecessor. "The Iranians have, for a very long time, been sensing that the deal is coming to an end. Ever since the agreement was signed, the United States has been violating it," Marandi told Sputnik Radio's Loud & Clear on Tuesday. © AP Photo / Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader Iran-US Relations Headed For Further Deterioration Following New Sanctions Earlier in the day, … [Read more...] about Washington Has Violated Iran Deal ‘Ever Since the Agreement Was Signed’
Emmanuel Macron will meet Donald Trump today carrying a message that the United States must remain committed to a flawed nuclear deal with Iran because there is no "Plan B". In an interview on the eve of his trip to Washington as the first foreign leader to be afforded a full state visit by the American president, his French counterpart discussed his reputation as the "Trump whisperer" and his hopes for averting a trade war. He also insisted that the US was committed to rebuilding Syria, warning that Mr Trump's threat to withdraw could leave the door open to Iran. Iran and the issue of alliance-building are expected to dominate his meetings with Mr Trump who is known for his unilateralist instincts. Officials say they will discuss Iran tomorrow ahead of a May 12 deadline for Mr Trump to decide whether to reimpose sanctions and scuttle the Iran deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Mr Macron said the deal was not perfect but he would implore Mr Trump not … [Read more...] about Macron to push US on Iran deal, says there’s no ‘Plan B’
Middle East 22 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-43858040 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel French President Emmanuel Macron has urged his US counterpart, Donald Trump, to stick with the Iran nuclear deal, saying there is no better option.He was speaking to Fox News ahead of a three-day state visit to the US … [Read more...] about Macron urges Trump to stick with Iran deal
But will their apparent bond prove productive as European capitals struggle to save the Iran nuclear deal from Trump's impulsive wrath? The idea will be tested Monday when the French leader begins a state visit in Washington, and European diplomats have a lot invested in what seems a tricky task. There is not much time. Trump is due to decide by May 12th whether talks with Paris, Berlin and London on tougher anti-Iran measures have advanced far enough. If he feels the "flaws" in the 2015 deal have not been adequately repaired, he may decide to withdraw his support, opening the way for renewed US sanctions that could torpedo the whole accord. Europe would see this as a disaster, both in terms of the deal itself -- a central plank in their non-proliferation strategy -- and in terms of relations with Washington. If anyone can talk down Trump, it might be Macron, who has better relations with the White House than his British and German counterparts Theresa May and Angela Merkel. READ … [Read more...] about Can Macron’s White House visit save the Iran deal?