Iranian conditions for JCPOA revival
…from PressTV, Tehran
[ Editor’s Note: Iran has laid out in clear language its position on renewing the JCPOA. Biden on the other hand fumbled from the start, having promised to rejoin the JCPOA if elected and then waffling on that commitment right away, kissing away any trust the Iranians might have had for him.
Iran will in no way rely on US ‘good faith’ on re-entering the JCPOA agreement, a totally logical approach after what happened under Trump. Tehran is also sending a warning to other countries to be wary of US agreements.
The sins of Trump are now on Biden’s back, as the punishment dished out to Iran via Trump’s reneging on the deal ended up on the backs of the Iranian people. Medicines for children’s diseases were blocked under sanctions, with the US lying, saying that they were not, but pharmaceutical companies were too afraid of potential sanctions to ship them.
The drivel about protecting the region is just that…drivel, as any serious effort to de-nuclearize the Mideast would require Israel turning over its nukes. It did not even have to open itself up for IAEA inspections, yet Iran went ahead with the agreement on the faith of its JCPOA partners after five years of negotiations.
The US Republicans, bitter at losing the vote on the Iranian nuke agreement made rescinding the JCPOA a key part of its 2016 convention plank, with TV show shill Trump their man to do the dirty deed, which he did.
Ironically the American people have suffered greatly under the Trump crime wave during his presidency, while the Iranian people were cheated out of living a normal life with the fruits of their labors.
What America did was not ‘great’, a label it likes to give itself for the cheap warm and fuzzy feeling it gets while helping to kill people in Yemen, a slaughter that enhances good relations with Saudi Arabian tyrants; and we are looting and starving Syrian civilians and disgracing our military by having it work with proxy terrorists while claiming we are fighting the terrorists.
Only the war profiteers are getting anything positive out of this, the same old story, or…taking a line from a Talking Heads song, “Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was.”… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … April 16, 2021