Iran is holding up its end. The US isn’t. Instead, Uncle Sam is switching his rationale for sanctions from “nuclear issues” to “rockets.”
Jim W. Dean – The seeds for this assault on the Iran nuclear deal were planted in Saudi Arabia, and harvested when Trump came and got his big weapons deal, much of it pie in the sky which the Saudis can dial back when they choose.
Jim W. Dean -Tillerson understands that America cannot conduct a foreign policy where whatever it says or signs can never be trusted. But Trump views that as just another day at the office, a form of having “out negotiated” his opponents, and even allies.
Jim W. Dean – The catch phrase here is the weasel term that Christopher Ford used, “until otherwise decided”. But this gives us time to challenge the strategy of the military build up to add to America’s huge forward deployment.
Jim W. Dean – Iran needs to up its game by forming a “coalition of the unwilling” that refuses to go along with Trump’s new Iran threat hype. It should have natural allies in the other P5+1 members with the exception of Britain.
Jim W. Dean – Trump has been trained by the Israelis. Just keep making the charge, don’t worry about providing any proof. Israel did it for two decades, but came up empty handed by not having anything solid to kill that first deal. Nobody cared.
Jim W. Dean – Finally we see an important scientific trade group standing up and doing what they are supposed to do, take some leadership in complex controversial issues where the public has been neutralized
Jim W. Dean – VT was in the thick of the hoax Iran nuclear weapons program for which the world public is owed financial compensation for all of the time wasted. Israel comes at the top of the list for its endless charade.
Iran FM Zarif – “They [US officials] are making a mistake because what they have lost so far as a result of the escalation of the Iranian nation’s distrust due to the US lack of commitment…”
Jim W. Dean… Almost lost in the out-of-the-blue Turkish coup coverage yesterday is this important story with Rouhani mentioning once again that, if the West abrogates the nuclear agreement , Iran will crank up its program.
Last week Iran witnessed the first spectacular missile war-game after the historic nuclear deal, better known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).