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The New York Times proclaims that Trump's maximum pressure strategy on Iran was a failure.
Jim W. Dean - Big geopolitical moves involve a lot of hot air and are primarily industrial welfare for domestic business.
Jim W. Dean - If no deal is made tomorrow, then Iran will move on to the next step of cranking up its nuclear operations to the next stage.
It is now the P5+1’s turn to fulfill their duty under the current circumstances,” Rouhani said,
Joe Biden should do a little research and find out how past presidents had to deal with Israeli infiltrators and traitors.
Press TV’s information indicates that the US has even changed its mind regarding potential unfreezing of $1 billion in Iranian assets that has been blocked in South Korea.
“The US, as the one who violated the deal, shall lift all sanctions and take practical steps in order to be able to return to the JCPOA,” Rouhani argued.
Even with Trump gone, the fear of Trump returning has repercussions. Europe is certainly terrified of the possible return of Trump or someone like him in 2024 and, because of this, looks at reproachment with the US as a temporary measure at best. Politically, the US is not simply unstable, it has been shown to have a large bloc of violent and radicalized mostly “poor whites” willing to disbelieve everything the mainstream media says.
Jim W. Dean - VT has always editorialized that Iran would never negotiate its nuclear pullback moves.
Western sanctions have forced Iran to build self reliance into its domestic industries.
...from Politico First published ... February 21, 2021 The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog met Sunday with Iranian officials in a bid to preserve...
Biden - "We are in the midst of a fundamental debate about the future direction of our world."
Gordon and I have not had as a goal for our VT efforts to be the winner of the fake media contest.
The anti-Iran forces, Murphy said, are still “unrepentant,” and now trying to “dictate Biden's personnel choices, labeling those who support diplomacy as dangerous.”
Mideast talks will continue to be initiated with the caveat of everyone wanting their own marked deck of cards be the one used. We have all been here before.
Jim W. Dean - Biden flubbed his JCPOA 'fix' debut by pulling a Trump scam, by effectively wanting to renegotiate the deal, a huge mistake of a tactic.
While India’s deliberate move away from Iran has taken place against the backdrop of US sanctions on Iran, imposed in the wake of Trump’s decision to force-scrap the JCPOA, these moves are fundamentally rooted in a strategic consensus with the US over Iran.
The UN chief said Tehran has declared that it wants to remain in the deal and that all its nuclear countermeasures are reversible.
Jim W. Dean - Biden has already undermined his JCPOA position by playing his ballistic missile card before even being inaugurated.
Jim W. Dean - By this increased jump in uranium reprocessing, Tehran is sending a message that it is no longer going to be kept in the sanctions dog house.
Jim W. Dean - The key hurdle I saw for Iran is that while Biden had stated he would rejoin the JCPOA, he mentioned some 'other issues' surrounding it would have to be worked out.
The wrong signals from Biden can close the window even before he takes the Presidential oath; the right signals can prepare the ground for the successful restoration of the nuclear accord – and more.
Jim W. Dean - I will close my missive with the old saying, "With friends like this, who needs enemies?"
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.
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