Comparing the two situations is “a bit apples to oranges,” since Iran did not have a full-fledged weapons of mass destruction program and the goal of the deal was to prevent one, said Jenny Town, editor of the North Korea information clearinghouse 38 North. … [Read more...] about Nuclear deal Trump seeks with North Korea could mirror Iran deal he hates
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In the months since Trump honored the Iran deal for what he said was the last time, attacks against Iranians and their partners in Syria have intensified, though some of these strikes have been left unclaimed. The U.S., France and the U.K. also launched a separate barrage of missiles against Syrian government facilities allegedly involved in the production of chemical weapons after a suspected toxic gas attack in rebel-held territory last month. Iran has vowed to respond to Western and Israeli strikes in Syria and Israel has claimed it was bracing for an imminent attack, most likely from Iran's local partners. … [Read more...] about Will U.S. Go to War with Iran? Trump Breaks Nuclear Deal and Risks Middle East Conflict
But Iran has rejected the prospect of a new deal, and experts say that Iran will have little incentive to enter into a future agreement if the JCPOA is ignored. Europe could also try to find a way to preserve elements of the deal and work around U.S. sanctions, something which Iran has signaled it is open to, but analysts say that is diplomatically risky and technically difficult. In this scenario, the European Union would take legal measures to shield European companies that do business with Iran from incurring U.S. sanctions. … [Read more...] about What To Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) first reported in 2003 that Iran was conducting an undeclared nuclear program. Though the country’s leaders insisted the project was not intended for developing nuclear weapons, the United Nations, U.S. and European Union all introduced sanctions from 2006 onwards to try and force Tehran to abandon its uranium enrichment efforts. The sanctions are estimated to have cost Iran’s economy as much as $500 billion by the time the JCPOA was agreed in 2015. … [Read more...] about What Is the Iran Nuclear Deal and What Will Happen if the U.S. Withdraws From it?