Iran deal made on 'false pretense': White House
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 03, 2018,
May 03, 2018, 16:28
Trump is set to decide by the middle of next month whether the USA will remain in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the deal is known.
But the last strike, which officials told NBC killed dozens of Iranian troops, some of them high-ranking, escalates the tensions to new heights.
French president Emmanuel Macron had already predicted the US President would nix the deal.
In an articlepublished in The Federalist, I detailed how the Obama Administration steadfastly created a false narrative that the payment of the money to Iran was a cost saving move. It is a potentially flexible approach that could be pursued within a United Nations framework or, if Russian Federation and China for example are not interested in the new deal, could be approached as a separate multilateral effort.
Furthermore, monitors from the IAEA have been able to carry out snap inspections at Iranian nuclear sites. The White House argues this allows Tehran to restart a nuclear weapons program in 2025. This perhaps would cost the Israelis more in the coming days and restore some prestige to Iran.
He said a secret Iranian nuclear project codenamed "Amad" had been shelved in 2003, but he work in the field had continued.
"There was no negotiation - and all of that changed with (the deal)". These periodic reviews are a outcome of Barack Obama's team jerry-rigging the politically unpopular deal by forcing the president continually to invoke national security loopholes to prevent sanctions from being reengaged. It could try to counter Washington's measures by making it illegal for European Union businesses to comply with USA sanctions.
"I understand the concerns of some countries in relation to the Iranian influence in other countries of the region". The data dump was now in a "safe place", Netanyahu added, implying that Israel - and possibly the United States - had them.
An Israeli Cabinet minister says his country's dramatic seizure of Iran's nuclear program archive could help deter the Islamic Republic from trying to strike Israel.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has claimed what Netanyahu said were authentic and showed that the nuclear deal "was built on lies". Therefore, he said, Iran can not be trusted now.
Netanyahu's Monday revelations were a confirmation of what many had good reason to suspect at the time, but had little hard evidence to prove.
Iran has denied ever seeking nuclear weapons and accuses its arch-foe Israel of stirring up world suspicions against it.
But the deal now in place allows Iran to amble toward a bomb, even as it uses the financial benefits of the agreement to fund its militancy in Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen and especially in Syria.
The Israeli Prime Minister wasn't talking to them, though. That includes tensions Russian Federation and the US, and between Israel, Iran and Turkey, the presence of various terrorist groups and the fallout that has given rise to disruptive populist forces.
Chagai Tzuriel, the director general of Israel's Ministry of Intelligence, is also briefing the government on how Israel views the wider threats posed by Iran in Syria, relations with Russian Federation and the growing problem of how to curtail the fallout from populism. According to the reports, attack targeted weapons storage facilities and army bases serving both the Syrian army and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
Netanyahu's revelations give much more significance to the middle of the night money transfer and the lies used to hide its motivation.