‘Strong indications’ Trump won’t recertify Iran nuclear deal – CNBC

In this highly cited article CNBC reports that there are more signs the Trump administration is preparing a case to decertify Iran‘s compliance with the nuclear deal.

Source: ‘Strong indications’ Trump won’t recertify Iran nuclear deal

The US government must certify compliance to Congress every ninety days and the next deadline ends in October. Clearly, the Trump administration is looking very hard. The article highlights that the Obama negotiated deal has given Iran enormous relief from economic sanctions, despite continuing to support terrorism.

Reporting on the main terms of the Iran nuclear deal the BBC highlights:

Should Iran violate any aspect of the deal, the UN sanctions will automatically “snap back” into place for 10 years, with the possibility of a five-year extension.

What is not clear is how US decertification will be received by other parties to the agreement, namely Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the United Nations. Of course, there is also the reaction from Iran.



Opinion – Iran fires rockets near US aircraft carrier | TheHill – John Gelmini

English: Location of Iran and Saudi Arabia.

English: Location of Iran and Saudi Arabia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another fine post via Dr Alf.

A prosperous Iran is not a problem as long as the West contains it and looks to the future by engaging with their young people who in most cases would like a more liberated Western lifestyle.

The present Iranian leadership consists of much better negotiators than Europe and America which makes them potentially dangerous to our interests.

Israel’s judgement about the nuclear weapons agreement was probably right but Saudi Arabia is a bigger threat to world stability than Iran because of its support for dangerous Wahabi philosophy and ISIS.

What we do about Iran’s growing influence and the future bankruptcy of the House of Saud, due to low oil prices and diminishing tax revenues, is another matter but the West needs to be ready to encourage regime change across all the Gulf States whilst achieving rapprochement with Russia to contain Iran’s Mullahs.

John Gelmini