Allegations that these missiles were provided by Iran, however, served as the basis for U.S. condemnation of Iran at the United Nations, something that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in December reminded him of the build-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Since then, former ambassador and Iraq War supporter John Bolton has been selected as national security adviser, further raising concerns that a new war was in the works. … [Read more...] about Will U.S. Go to War with Iran? Trump Breaks Nuclear Deal and Risks Middle East Conflict
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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
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
Heavy-water nuclear facilities are used to produce the plutonium needed for nuclear weapons. Iran had been building a heavy-water plant near the town of Arak, but agreed to redesign the reactor so it could not produce weapons-grade plutonium and ship all spent fuel out of the country. The deal also stipulated that no new heavy-water reactors could be build for 15 years, nor could any excess heavy water be accumulated. … [Read more...] about What Is the Iran Nuclear Deal and What Will Happen if the U.S. Withdraws From it?
"They are the rightful heirs to a rich culture and an ancient land," he said. "They deserve a nation that does justice to their dreams, honor to their history, and gives glory to God. … [Read more...] about Trump Pulls Out of ‘Disastrous’ Iran Nuclear Deal