‘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 – The Slaughter of Children in Yemen – by the Editorial Board – New York Times

English: Saudi Arabia

English: Saudi Arabia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a powerful editorial, the NYT warns that if the Saudis don’t want to be on the blacklist of forces that harm children, they should seek an end to the destruction in Yemen.

Once again, the United Nations looks to be heavily biased, spineless and likely to be bullied by Saudi Arabia, her allies and military backers, especially the US – we can expect the UK government to support Saudi interests too, desperate to protect sales of military equipment, as the UK faces Brexit’s black hole.

The Yemini Civil War  which started in 2015 still rages but is a stalemate according to the NYT. The NYT concludes that it’s necessary to publicly shame Saudi Arabia and her sponsor, the US, and bring an end to unconscionable slaughter of innocents.

It’s worth taking a look at the countries involved. The Houthi rebels receive weapons and training from Iran, and military support from Al Quaeda and ISIS. The Saudi coalition is sponsored by the US and includes eight Arab league countries (Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Bahrain). Once again, there’s evidence of Obama’s disasterous foreign interventions. Whilst Obama had deeply troubled relations with Saudi Arabia because of his Iranian interventions, President Trump has declared strong support for Saudi Arabia.

British politicians are duplicitous too. Theresa May’s Conservative Government support Saudi Arabia and turn a blind eye to the slaughter. Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn‘s, Far-Left  infested Labour Party, passionate advocates of Palestinian causes are also apparently sitting on their hands.

Let me ask an open question:

If the biased UN can’t stand up to the bullying of the Arab League, perhaps it’s time to disband the UN? Otherwise, UN weakness risks precipitating a wider Middle East War?