Rebutting Trump's Arguments for Canceling the Iran Nuclear Deal

  • Rebutting Trump's Arguments for Canceling the Iran Nuclear Deal

Rebutting Trump's Arguments for Canceling the Iran Nuclear Deal

A bill calling for sanctions against Iran, Russian and North Korea was signed into law on August 2, having passed in the House of Representatives and Senate by a vote of 419-3 and 97-2, respectively.

Speaking during Friday's parade, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran is unfettered with strengthening its missile capabilities and military defenses.

President Donald Trump criticized Iran's latest ballistic missile test, accusing the regime of collaborating with North Korea.

The JCPOA caps Iran's centrifuge operations and slows the stockpiling of uranium needed to make a bomb. Congress can re-impose sanctions and Iran might walk away from the agreement, or it can just dither and leave the pact intact.

At his United Nations speech last week, Trump called the deal an "embarrassment," adding that "I don't think you have heard the last of it".

Does President Trump possess information that others do not? Second, it is restricted to the nuclear problem and does not address other forms of Iranian behavior, such as supporting the Syrian government or backing the Islamic militant force Hezbollah. The cascading effect would in turn further deepen the East Asian nuclear crisis, raising doubts about the good faith commitment of the US Administration to any worldwide negotiations to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis peacefully. "Since the Iran deal, they haven't been presented that option", said Bennet.

Listen to the podcast to find out what those pillars are and whether Parsi thinks the USA has the credibility to lead future negotiations. If Trump decides to decertify, Congress will have 60 days to vote on re-imposing sanctions lifted under the pact in exchange for Tehran capping its nuclear program.

The US Republican president faces an October 15 deadline for certifying that Iran is complying with the deal. They object to Iranian meddling in regional affairs, but their opposition reflects their respective national interests - not the larger interest embodied in the JCPOA.

"Dissolution of this agreement would be a major loss" for Washington and its allies, European Union Ambassador to the U.S. David O'Sullivan said Monday. And he has that in order to make informed decisions about how to proceed on everything from the North Korean missile crisis to America's fight against ISIS. "The agreement is working as it is'".

Since the beginning, Gulf's point of view had been that agreement is good in principle, but the signed deal is bad as it postpones production of military nuclear power and doesn't terminate it, especially that lifting the sanctions is not conditioned by Iran's suspension of its hostile military activity.

But U.S. and Israeli security experts believed that bombing Iran would not have eliminated secret nuclear sites or prevented Iran's eventual reconstitution of its nuclear program free of any global inspections.

In a joint statement, Rooney and Connolly said creating the commission would tell Iran and US allies that America is committed to ensuring Iran remains in compliance. It was an unprecedented denunciation by a United States president about a previous administration, though not out of character for Trump, whose only guiding principle seems to be the destruction of anything President Obama did during his eight years in office.