United Nations vows objectivity in assessing Iran's nuclear program

Katrina Barker
October 11, 2017

The nuclear weapons disarmament campaign group that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Monday urged US President Donald Trump to uphold the Iran nuclear deal to "avoid causing any more conflict".

The faith of the average Iranian has eroded over time in the nuclear deal, which saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

Theresa May has directly pressured Donald Trump not to tear up the worldwide nuclear deal with Iran, as it is "vitally important for regional security".

Velayati, a senior aide to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, went on to accuse the United States of supporting ISIS terrorists.

So, just like the Obamacare "repeal and replace" fiasco, or the DACA deal, or his tax reform plan, Trump dodges the ball.

Here are 10 good reasons why the United States should uphold the deal.

The initial US strike priority will be the fairly sophisticated air defense systems Iran has purchased, partly from the Russians, so follow-up strikes by aircraft can proceed safely. The IRGC has a vast economic empire in Iran, and blacklisting it could make it more hard for Iranian businesses to access the global financial system. Instead, he could hit two birds with one shot i.e., making Iran keep off nuclear arms and impel North Korea to see reason. News reports say he is expected to refuse to make that certification.

Iran's stock market dropped 1.2 percent in the last week as the price of hard currencies like dollars and euros edged up against the Iranian rial.

These players know what comes next when we decertify and terminate the deal: an unleashed Iranian nuclear program, American isolation from our allies, and an increased risk of an unnecessary war to stop a nuclear weapons program that's already stopped. It is unlikely that Iran would stand by as an idle spectator watching the U.S. manoeuvrings. The report endorsed the argument that these activities constitute violations of the spirit of the JCPOA, and it added that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had explicitly escalated some such activities in order to compensate for the appearance of compromise with the United States and the European Union.

Iranian government spokesman, Mohammad Baker Nobakht stated that "the world should be grateful to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards for fighting terrorists".

Although a leading Republican and a longstanding critic of the nuclear agreement, Corker has also been critical of Mr. Trump's foreign policy since announcing he would not seek reelection to his Senate seat. Germany was involved in negotiating the agreement.

"The PM reaffirmed the UK's strong commitment to the deal alongside our European partners, saying it was vitally important for regional security".

But some saw fault in both sides.

"If American officials make such a strategic mistake, the Islamic republic of Iran will definitely take a reciprocal action". He can be clear that during this inevitably long and hard process, the United States will hold steady on the current deal as long as Iran complies. And so it's good news that - despite Trump's brinkmanship and headline-grabbing bluster - an unlikely story is emerging: Even as Trump batters away at the agreement, Europe's major powers are stepping in to hold it together.

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