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Press TV has learned that the United States is still refusing to remove anti-Iran sanctions and honor the commitments required for its return to the 2015 nuclear deal after six rounds of talks in Vienna on a potential revival of the multilateral accord.
Giving a general picture of the US approach toward the nuclear deal under the new administration, sources close to the Vienna talks told Press TV on Tuesday that President Joe Biden was sticking to his predecessor Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran.
According to the sources, Washington has so far refused to remove all sanctions on Iran, including congressional laws and executive orders as well as the regulations of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Treasury Department, and the Judiciary, among others.
Among these sanctions are presidential executive Orders 12959, 13599, 13876 and 13499, along with the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA), the visa law, Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act and the dollar U-Turn.
The sources said that the US administration was still keeping in place the arms embargo on Iran and the respective executive order issued by Trump.
This is while the UN arms ban on Iran was lifted last year under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and Security Council Resolution 2231, but the Trump administration reinstated the same embargo with an executive order.
The sources noted that the United States has not yet agreed to a complete removal of oil, banking and transportation sanctions in a way that there won’t be a need for periodic renewals.
According to the information obtained by Press TV, America had only proposed a temporary suspension of oil and banking sanctions for 120 or 180 days, after which Iran would need to have the consent of the US president again to continue its activities.
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I’m reminded of that time someone running a newspaper once said to one of his field reporters, who had told him he couldn’t see any evidence of a “war”; the publisher told the reporter; you give me the pictures, and I’ll give you a war.” Or something like that; the names Hearst and Welles come to mind.
Anyway; my point is, if the powers that be really want a war, then you know they will have one. But if they really only want military spending, then they will have that as well.
Hopefully all they want is military spending. The danger lies in the fact that military buildups, more often than not, lead to military engagements; whether intentional or not.
I agree a hundred percent. The big spenders have always used this argument at some point that what’s the point of a buildup if you’re not going to use it, skating completely over the idea that justified its budget, being purely for defensive purposes.
Then we could look at it from a totally different angle.
Just supposing here; but if the powers-that-be actually believe in Darwin’s “evolution theory” (I mean it’s possible they do, and they aren’t just using it as mind control tool), then theoretically those smart guys have to realize at some point that war is counterproductive to sustainability.
In that case, there would logically, and eventually, have to be a peaceful end to all war.
Of course that’s a purely theoretical attempt at giving the evolutionists a fair shot at resolving the world’s predicament, and is in no way indicative of my own personal views.
I hear you but just the recent joblessness is a big recruit for the military all over the world. And we haven’t even gone towards full automation yet for it to created more recruits. The biggest welfare system in countries with the biggest budgets, is the military.
Eisenhower was saying it’s already too late.
The onerous sanctions that our dear leader Trump imposed on Iran were the result of a deal with Sheldon Adelson who had thrown “thirty pieces of silver” at him in 2016. It was also to placate his Christian Zionist base who see attacking Iran as the key to their crazy end-times eschatology. Now, Biden is tasked with putting Humpty Dumpty back together again. Sorry, Jim, can’t be done.
It can’t be done because of this money pit:
I love the way they pronounce Khamas or Khizbulla. And I’m sure on their spare times they read Khemingway.
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