European Union and Iran 'make good start' on salvaging nuclear deal


So, so many are quick to say President Donald Trump made a disgusting error in withdrawing from the 2015 Iranian nuclear accord, and some doubts are understandable even as the definitive harrumph is nonsense.

Bolton struck a more hawkish tone with his comments in an interview with CNN's State of the Union than Pompeo did when he was interviewed on Fox News Sunday. So wedded to the idea of undoing it and so enamored of his own criticism of it, however, he fails time and again to explain how our absence from a deal, separating from our allies and casting Iran as the wronged party makes us safer right now.

Trump's move to ditch the nuclear deal has infuriated Washington's allies in Europe as well as China and Russian Federation. It would not stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.

Vast numbers of Iranian citizens who are impoverished by unemployment and inflation had hoped that JCPOA would have brought economic benefits.

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said while the Iran deal was "a flawed agreement" because of a lack of unfettered inspections and other problems, leaving the deal isolates the US and Trump should have extended it for at least another six months to work with allies. So, the rationale for getting out of the deal is that it was contrary to American national security interests when we entered into it, and it hadn't gotten any better with age.

We can confidently bet that this timely message was also directed to long-suffering North Korean people.

Those who are opposed to USA imperialism and all global and regional imperialist forces, need to express their support for progressive and revolutionary forces that are speaking out within Iran's labor, feminist, student and intellectual opposition movement.

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European firms, on the other hand, are likely to abide by US sanctions regardless of what steps their governments might take, Nephew says, "unless Europe brings the fight to the United States and takes real action to make sanctions enforcement costly" for Washington.

Iran is still the second-largest Middle Eastern economy after Turkey and a government with a degree of regional imperialist involvement that rivals Saudi Arabia (the third-largest economy in the Middle East.) While the Islamic Republic's opposition to Western imperialism and Israel had given it much appeal among both Shi'a and Sunni Muslims for much of its existence, Iran's military intervention in Syria in support of Bashar al-Assad's murderous regime has taken away much of that appeal.

"Remember how badly Iran was behaving with the Iran Deal in place", he said.

DONALD TRUMP'S announcement on May 8 that the withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the nuclear agreement with Iran is officially called, was not a surprise. "So I don't think this should be seen as anything less than a major step".

Big losers are Iran's economically-distressed citizens, along with all others - including Israeli - who seek peaceful, secure lives for their families. "We will be hard at that in the weeks ahead".

Trump denounced the accord, completed under his predecessor Barack Obama, as a "horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made" as it did not cover Iran's ballistic missile programme or its role in Middle East conflicts.