EU’s Mogherini holding firm on JCPOA – Is US isolation beginning?

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How can leaving JCPOA make region safer? EU to Pompeo

… from Press TV, Tehran

The EU’s Junker has been holding firm with Mogherini

[ Editor’s Note: Although the EU has been signalling its desire to stay with the JCPOA it has been talking out both sides of its mouth, but Mogherini’s comments must be taken as the official position, versus those suggesting a new deal.

The problem with that is a new deal is not a deal. Iran is expected to “give”, but not “get” anything in return. That is just a PR guy’s way of weaseling out of breaking an agreement, calling it a “new one”.

Dear Mrs. Mogherini, It may be time soon to put the “political nuclear option” on the table, that being that if the US considers wanting a “new deal” whenever it wants, as part of its unipolar tool kit, why even bother doing a deal with the US?

Why not exclude it from international agreements, switching over to a “pay as you go system”, where both parties are doing one transaction at a time business. While on the surface it might seem silly, it would only be matching the silliness of the US in appointing itself as the only country that can break agreements any time that it wants.

That is what seems silly to me is anyone continuing to do business with someone like that and then complaining about problems later down the road. Thank you for holding firm on the Iran deal, madam.  We wish he had more people like youJim W. Dean ]

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– First published … 05-22-18 –

The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has stressed that there is no “alternative” to the Iran nuclear deal, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed “painful” sanctions against Tehran.

“Secretary Pompeo’s speech has not demonstrated how walking away from the JCPOA (nuclear deal) has made or will make the region safer from the threat of nuclear proliferation or how it puts us in a better position to influence Iran’s conduct in areas outside the scope of JCPOA,” said Mogherini in a statement released on Monday.

Earlier in the day, Pompeo said that Washington would increase financial pressure on Iran by imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on the Islamic Republic if Tehran refuses to change the course of its foreign and domestic policy.


Mogherini went on to emphasize that “there is no alternative” to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA,) while calling on the US to honor its commitments to the deal.

“This deal belongs to the international community, having been endorsed by the United Nations Security Council. The international community expects all sides to keep the commitments they made more than two years ago,” she added.

She also noted that International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has on multiple occasions confirmed that Iran has implemented “all its nuclear related commitments” under the agreement.

Iran Foreign Ministry decries Pompeo’s rhetoric

The Iranian Foreign Ministry also released a statement condemning Pompeo’s remarks, stressing that the US has no right to interfere in Iran’s internal affairs.

“Iran rejects the allegations and lies in this so-called new strategy and condemns the US Secretary of State’s … open interference in its internal affairs and the unlawful threats against a United Nations member state,” read the statement.

The statement further noted that such threats and accusations were aimed at diverting attention from Washington’s violation of JCPOA.

German FM to meet Pompeo over Iran deal

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced that he will travel to US to meet with Pompeo to discuss Washington’s stance on the deal.

“I will actually travel to Washington to have a meeting with Secretary Pompeo, and take advantage of that meeting to talk about this,” said Maas in reference to Pompeo’s remarks. “We think that without this agreement we could run the risk that Iran could restart a nuclear program,” Maas added.

Britain undermines Pompeo’s ‘jumbo’ Iran deal

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also questioned the practicality of the tough conditions set by the US for a new “jumbo” Iran deal.

Johnson referred to anti-Iran allegations by some Western countries, suggesting that they could not be incorporated into one single agreement.

Israel hails US policy on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Pompeo’s remarks, and called on rest of the world to follow suit.

“The US policy is correct. Iran is spreading aggressively throughout the Middle East. It aspires to achieve nuclear weapons by various means,” he said.

“We call on the entire international community to join this American position,” he added.

UAE says US taking right approach

The United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash responded to Pompeo’s remarks by saying that the US was taking the right approach towards Iran.

“Uniting (our) efforts is the correct path for Iran to realize the futility of its incursions and expansionism,” tweeted Gargash.

Following Pompeo’s remarks, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the United States cannot make decisions for Iran and other independent countries.

“All world countries want independence in their decisions and perhaps Americans are able to advance their agenda in some places through pressure, but logic does not accept them making decisions for the world,” said Rouhani.

US President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that Washington was walking away from the nuclear agreement which was reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the US, Britain, France, Russia and China – plus Germany.

Trump also said he would reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose “the highest level” of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.

Iran has said it would remain in the JCPOA for now, pending negotiations with the other signatories in the coming weeks, before making a final decision on its future role in the agreement. Tehran wants the Europeans to give it clear-cut guarantees about fulfilling their obligations if it remains in the accord.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also took to Twitter,  noting that the United States was repeating “the same wrong choices” and would obtain the “same ill rewards.”

17 COMMENTS

  1. Now, the EU watches the Washington is ruled by imbeciles. Maybe, Trump was a good businessman, but it is not the talent for the policy. USA – you are making strange movements, even the vassals do not understand.

  2. 1 you go into a shop run by the Mob (US Israel)
    2 you pay the displayed price for a bar of chocolate
    3 the Mob takes your money
    4 the Mob renegotiates the price and takes further money until you are not able to pay
    5 the Mob refuses to return money paid
    6 taking your business elsewhere will result in kneecapping

    • Or, another analogy . . .
      1. You open up a bar/restaurant.
      2. Business is good, so is the food
      3. Thugs come in, and smash the place up
      4. Business drops
      5. A nice man comes in and says “Hey, me, the wife and kids eat here a lot. Sorry for what’s happened to you. Do you want me to help?
      6. Owner is desperate, and agrees to the help
      7. Owner begins to pay the nice man for “protection”
      8. The thugs never return
      9. It was the nice man who sent in the thugs.

      OR . . .
      1-5
      6. Owner refuses to pay
      7. Owner can’t make repairs, loses his clientele.
      8. Nice man swoops in and buys out the business for pennies (shekels) on the dollar.
      9. It was the nice man who sent in the thugs.

    • As long as greed, violence, and intimidation are the key factors…

      There are no wrong answers.

  3. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-duckworth-trump-draft-dodger-20180121-story.html
    Duckworth calls Trump ‘a five-deferment draft dodger’ Quote:

    Jan.22,2018
    “Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, speaking on the Senate floor about the partial government shutdown, said Saturday she would not accept a lecture about military funding from President Donald Trump, calling him “a five-deferment draft dodger.””
    “Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran who lost both legs when the helicopter she was piloting was shot down, was responding to a tweet by Trump that said, “Democrats are holding our military hostage” in the shutdown.
    She called it “the latest in a recent string of recent comments where he accuses Democrats like me for not caring about our military.”
    “I spent my entire adult life looking out for the well-being, the training, the equipping of the troops for whom I was responsible,” she said. “Sadly, this is something the current occupant of the Oval Office does not seem to care to do. And I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger.”
    Duckworth has referred to Trump as “Cadet Bone Spurs” because he received a deferment from the military draft during the Vietnam War because of bone spurs in his heels. He received four college deferments as well.
    Duckworth, who recently returned from a visit to South Korea and Japan, added that “I have a message for Cadet Bone Spurs:

    • Israel also did 9/11/01 but blamed it on Muslims. Traitors Bush, Cheney and the corrupt lying four star generals aided in this con. Now they are retired on lavish pensions instead of sitting in jail where all of them belong due to total corruption in the INJUSTICE DEPT. of the U.S. America is going down the way of ROME. It is bankrupt morally and fiscally. Boycott the U.S. and Israel. Do not do one shekel of business with these lying gangster thugs of the world today.

    • All very well. But, as a tangential issue, one should bear in mind that military personnel operating illegally in foreign countries are terrorists, even though are were ordered to do so and even though they receive adulation.
      It’s worth asking: is terrorism more honorable than draft dodging.

  4. Today, 2018 the U.S. and Israel are the terrorist coward losers gangsters of the planet who love to kill and harm innocent defenseless children and civilians in Syria and Yemen. The world must tell these losers to shove it, go to H. Boycott them, do not buy or sell anything to them, also boycott the dollar. America is bankrupt morally and fiscally. These brainwashed idiots and fools elected an Israel lover liar con artist cheater,Hollywood Pervert with many wives and likely sexual transmitted diseases, draft dodger, disgrace of human being from Jew York. The financial collapse could happen at any instant without warning. Israel did 9/11, has illegal nukes, refuses international inspections, refuses non proliferation treaty, gives the world its middle finger every day. Israel lover traitor Pompeo should be talking to the terrorist thugs in Israel not Iran. He likely can’t distinguish the two words. He is a lying lawyer whore. Boycott, boycott boycott the U.S. and Israel until they are on their knees. Boycott the dollar. You will and can win and defeat the two pariahs of the planet whose goal is to destroy YOU the rest of the world.
    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it

  5. “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Pompeo’s remarks, and called on rest of the world to follow suit.”

    “The US policy is correct. Iran is spreading aggressively throughout the Middle East. It aspires to achieve nuclear weapons by various means,” he said.

    It’s not Iran illegally occupying Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. Israel has already achieved nuclear weapons and operates an illegal facility in Dimona. Has everyone forgotten how Bibi told these exact same lies about Iraq in 2002 and the disastrous war that followed as a result of his lies? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nN1HOVLf4C0

    “We call on the entire international community to join this American position,” he added.

    Anyone who listens to this liar and hypocrite and “follows suit” like he asks, proves themselves to be nothing more than paid agents of Israel. No thinking person would even consider Bibi’s request. Anyone with any sense of integrity would ask, who are you (Bibi) to make these claims and ask us to follow suit, when you are the one who is aggressively spreading across the Middle East while operating your own illegal nuclear facility and stockpiling nuclear weapons?

    • Excellent statement. Satanyahu, Trump and Pompao are all Israel lover liar losers. Israel did 9/11 with the aid of traitors Bush, Cheney and the four Star generals. https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it The rest of the world must wake up because these Israel lover liar losers seek to take you down. Do not wait. Boycott them. Do not do one penny of business with Israel lover liar losers. Trump likely has VD and AIDS. This would explain why he seems to be insane along with Pompeo and all the rest of the terrorist thugs in the U.S. Congress and Israel. These whores just returned from wasting money gping to worship Israel and kept mum, quiet about the murder of innocent Palestinians by terrorist criminal Israelis there. America is a disgrace to itself and the world. It is guilty with terrorist Israel of horrible machinations against the rest of the world. Wake up before they destroy YOU. Boycott, boycott, boycott…. The U.S. is going the way of Rome. The rest of the world must join hands and help them to their destination in hell.

    • Thanks, wjabbe.

      “Israel did 9/11 with the aid of traitors Bush, Cheney and the four Star generals.”

      No doubt about that! I believe you’re correct in suggesting a boycott as an effective means of holding them accountable. I’m all for doing this on a personal level, but how do we convince politicians of doing it on a national level, when they’re already on Israeli payroll?

      Remember the video Gordon shared last week about the Talpiot program? Well today I found this from VICE news. I don’t like VICE, but the information revealed in this report is sickening. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ca-C3voZwpM

      It shows Israeli cyber “security” has infiltrated every major nation and is in charge of the operating systems of everything from our vehicles, to our water treatment plants, to pharmaceutical manufacturing, to power plants. If a nation goes against them, they press the button and infrastructure crumbles.

    • It’s got some BS about Russia, but it’s worth watching. These Israeli thugs demonstrate how your car can be hacked and driven into a wall (if need be). It shows how they can log every letter typed on your keyboard, steal your passwords, credit card number and all personal info, then they sell it on the dark web.it shows emails hacked from John McCain. It shows an Israeli dirtbag turning off the sewage filtration system at a water treatment plant. It mentions unit 8200 and how their start-ups are awarded more cyber security contracts than anyone. They claim to be “protecting” their clients from these things, but in reality, as soon as you hire them they inject their malware into your system and will use it against you, if and when the opportunity presents itself. By way of deception, thou shalt do war..

    • Fantastic posts from Amelius and wjabbe.

      “They claim to be “protecting” their clients from these things, but in reality, as soon as you hire them they inject their malware into your system and will use it against you, if and when the opportunity presents itself. By way of deception, thou shalt do war..”

      This part fits nicely with the posts above from mijj and MOAB.

      Just like Hyman Roth showing Vito and Michael Corleone the ropes… “F*ck you, PAY ME.”

      It’s how you know their God’s chosen…

      [Sprains eyeballs from excessive eye roll.]

  6. Mr. Pompeo, may I make a suggestion? In the future when you imitate someone, let’s say Benji NutnYahoo, dress like him. Look like a stick salesman.

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