Iran has always been a thorn in the side for the United States when it comes to the middle east. I am sure that someday soon hopefully that something will take place and Iran will no longer be that thorn.
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No always KN. Under the Shah Iran was as steadfast an ally as Israel. The problem was the Shah was stabbed in the back by President Carter. He forced the Shah to implement changes Iran wasn't ready for and the people balked… now we have what we have. Many people don't remember this, but this all stems from misguided and naive policies we imposed on a friend because we think in Western terms and not every country does the same.
With all that is going on in North Korea its a good distraction to keep the focus away from the Iranians. I hope no one forgets they have nuclear power centers already built.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said America will pay a high price if President Donald Trump makes good on his threats to scrap the Iran nuclear deal.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour in New York, Rouhani said: "Exiting such an agreement would carry a high cost for the United States of America, and I do not believe Americans would be willing to pay such a high cost for something that will be useless for them."
Rouhani said such an action by the Trump administration "Will yield no results for the United States but at the same time it will generally decrease and cut away and chip away at international trust placed in the Unites States of America." Ref. CNN.
Yeah, except virtually every one of our allies and friendly nations in the Middle East hate this agreement. And they are the ones who are most directly impacted by it. If they all unanimously hate it and Iran likes it and is fighting to keep it in place than my guess is there is a reason for that. That reason is it's wildly favorable for Iran.
Sometimes I think President Obama and his SECSTATEs entered into agreements for the sale of making an agreement and not seeming like a failure. There are times to get up and walk away from the negotiating table. They never learned that and we entered into some poor deals.
President Donald Trump plans to "Decertify" the Iran nuclear deal next week, declaring the Obama-era pact not in US interests and launching a congressional review period on the accord, according to two senior US officials.
Trump is tentatively scheduled to unveil his plan during remarks a week from Thursday, though one official cautioned the timing could shift.
The decision, which was first reported by The Washington Post, stops short of completely scrapping the Iran deal, which Trump railed against on the campaign trail. Instead, Trump would kick the matter to Congress, which would then have 60 days to determine a path forward. Source 7x.
President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement if Congress and US allies do not agree to strengthen it, throwing the future of the deal into doubt.
"As I have said many times, the Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into," Trump said Friday in laying out the sharp turn in US-Iran policy.
Trump accused Iran of committing "Multiple violations of the agreement," despite the fact that the International Atomic Energy Agency, America's European allies and even his own government say that Tehran is complying with the 2015 deal reached by former President Barack Obama and major world powers. Source 2t.
Trump Shoots the US in the Foot Over Iran By Eric Margolis. Trump has put the United States on the course for war with Iran. Source 8e.