India calls for dialogue to resolve Iran nuclear accord dispute
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 11, 2018,
May 11, 2018, 4:07
India on Wednesday reacted cautiously to United States President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying all parties involved should engage constructively to resolve issues.
During the visit, India and Iran signed almost a dozen pacts, centrepiece of which was an agreement on development of Chabahar port.
Trump announced Tuesday the US would pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to allies and deepening the president's isolation on the world stage.
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Iran's nuclear department should be ready to resume all of its activities.
Iran's foreign minister said last week that the nation will not renegotiate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
Israel, believed to be the only country in the Middle East with a nuclear arsenal, has also backed Trump's rhetoric on the JCPOA.
Trump said the nuclear agreement did not prevent Iran from cheating and continuing to pursue nuclear weapons. Of course, we hope so, too.
"Shipping, shipbuilding, ports - all of those sanctions that are related to both the energy sector and then the banking and the shipping or transportation of that energy, will all have a six-month wind down". Meanwhile, businesses and banks doing business with Iran will have to scramble to extricate themselves or run afoul of the U.S.
A state department official told reporters at the White House yesterday that the shipping industry came under the 180-day wind-down period. Trump has repeatedly pointed to those omissions in referring to the accord as the "worst deal ever".
"Trump does not have the mental capacity to deal with issues", Larijani said. "Trump did the equivalent of a mercy killing". Robert Menendez was one of only four Democrats to oppose Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. The president spent much of previous year threatening North Korea's Kim Jong Un and even nicknamed him "little rocket man", including during a speech before the United Nations in NY.