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Jim W. Dean - VT has worked this JCPOA story since its beginning, and little did we know that it was to go on and on thanks to unipolarism, à la Trump style.
Uncle Sam gets his face slapped at the UN...by the whole world.
Jim W. Dean - Who knows, if Trump loses, maybe he will emigrate to Israel, get honorary citizenship, and become a Likud.
Maybe Pompeo is living in a quantum world where Schrodinger's cat can be alive and dead at the same time, the US can be in and out of the deal at the same time and sanctions can be unilateral and multilateral at the same time.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tells the UN Security Council (UNSC) that the United States is an “outlaw bully” that the world body should not surrender to
Jim W. Dean - VT has published a dozen times that the former prime minister of Qatar on the Charlie Rose show stated that the US coalition had spend $160 billion arming and training militant and terrorist proxies to deploy in Syria and Iraq, and frankly anywhere else it wants to.
Jim W. Dean - Republicans facing tough elections will be looking for advisors to save themselves from going down with Trump.
Jim W. Dean - That Trump would blame everyone but himself for the lack of preparation on the pandemic response is predictable.
Joseph Borell has cut Trump and Pompeo off at the knees, a way of saying no thanks to the US sanctions on the EU doing any business with Iran.
Since when did the IAEA become the slave of the worst nuclear outlaws on earth?
Jim W. Dean - But we now have a new fly in the ointment, the threat of a recession that might be kicked off by the new virus scourge triggering a domino effect of business closures and bankruptcies.
It comes as no surprise that the EU3 has bailed on the JCPOA and, as usual, claim they are not. That begs the question of why put their shame on parade by making this statement now?
Major General Amos Gilead has noted in an interview that, although a preemptive strike on Iran may seem to be a good idea, Israel has not created the preparedness that it needs to carry out such an attack.
Six European countries, among them US NATO allies, have joined an EU scheme to bypass Donald Trump’s sweeping sanctions, which ban all trade activities with Iran, raising the ire of a notorious American ambassador in Berlin.
Israel is the #1 suspect in the JFK assassination and 9/11, both of which were related to Israeli nukes.
Jim W. Dean - Like the Russians, Iran has a low cost of production, so weapons sales on the international market can bring in hard currency funding to support ongoing research and/or to supplement its own domestic defense needs.
Jim W. Dean - As a key station on the New Silk Road, Iran's having huge amounts of oil and gas are additional bonuses for anyone thinking of attempting a duplicate development game of this size.
Jim W. Dean - The EU downturn is partly due to its own foolish moves over sanctions against Russia for "taking over" Crimea when it voted overwhelmingly to rejoin Russia rather than receiving the neo-Nazi treatment.
Iran’s deputy foreign minister says Tehran is determined to reduce more of its commitments under a 2015 multinational nuclear deal.
Jim W. Dean - While heads of state enjoyed their few minutes of limelight at the UN podium last week, the Persian Gulf continued to sizzle.
Does Pompeo really want peace with Iran? If so, can he admit his mistake and change course.
Jim W. Dean - The meetings between Trump and Macron before this new deal evolved would indicate that Macron only went ahead with the offer to Iran due to Trump's OK.
Kevin Barrett vs. Brent Budowsky of The Hill (WARNING: DEBATE GETS HEATED!)
Iran has rejected France’s proposal for talks on regional issues and Iran’s regional presence.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif has offered to immediately ratify the JCPOA Additional Protocol in exchange for the immediate removal of US sanctions. Under the original 2015 JCPOA deal, the Protocol was intended to have been ratified in 2023.
Is the West having a meltdown over a non-issue?
The "Iran nuclear issue" is completely phony.
Jim W. Dean - Tehran will no longer buy the 'its just around the corner" story regarding INSTEX being set up to begin trade normalization.
... by Press TV, Tehran - First published ... June 17, 2019 - The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says the country will surpass...
Jim W. Dean - He who gives no quarter should expect none. Yet Trump seems to feel he can dish it out with impunity. Brennan does not think so.
In its Friday quarterly report, the IAEA said Iran's increased stocks of key nuclear materials are still within the limits set by the JCPOA.
Jim W. Dean - There was no more talk of the EU renewing sanctions if Iran leaves the JCPOA, seeming to indicate that Iran did not kill the deal, the US did.
These EU deal breakers pompously proclaim that Iran, despite not getting its economic benefits from the deal, it is still obligated to stay in or suffer full sanctions being reimposed.
Jim W. Dean - Tehran has put on the table for the first time that the US must come back into the JCPOA to establish its credibility as a negotiating partner before any new talks begin, quite a curve ball.