Iran nuke deal a big lie

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini delivers her speech during the State of the Union conference organized by the European University Institute in Florence Italy Friday

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini delivers her speech during the State of the Union conference organized by the European University Institute in Florence Italy Friday

"She said it is in both the United Kingdom and Iran's national security interests to maintain the deal and welcomed President Rouhani's public commitment to abide by its terms, adding that it is essential that Iran continues to meet its obligations", a United Kingdom government spokesperson said in a statement.

President Trump also referred to this Israeli discovery, declaring: "Last week, Israel published intelligence documents long concealed by Iran, conclusively showing the Iranian regime and its history of pursuing nuclear weapons". The US Treasury announced on Tuesday more sanctions on officials of the Iranian central bank, including Governor Valiollah Seif, for allegedly moving millions of dollars on behalf of the country's Revolutionary Guards Corps to Lebanon's Hezbollah group.

Pulling out of the deal returns the parties to zero and may facilitate getting the sunset clauses removed, Goldberg said, noting that businesses in the three European countries in the deal - Germany, France and Britain - want their governments's help in doing business in Iran. Johnson spoke of the search for a "package of measures".

Mogherini further said the European Union can not provide a legal and economic guarantee to Iran but will ensure steady investment flow in the coming weeks.

"Guarantees of benefits of the JCPOA should be given to Iran".

When pressed by CNN on whether the administration would sanction European firms that continue to do business with Iran, Bolton said, "I think the Europeans will see that it's in their interest ultimately to come along with us". He had earlier talked of just two weeks. The administration put out a statement outlining the benefits of the deal, such as breaking the united front against Iran that took place under President Barack Obama, the removal of global sanctions and recognition of Iran's nuclear program.

Other reasons were political, saying that Europe also has the same goals as the United States in wanting to limit Iran's regional presence and missile capabilities. "A wiser path would have been to live with the JCPOA, continue negotiations with Europeans and others on a successor pact to extend Iranian nuclear constraints, push for new sanctions tied to Iran's ballistic missile program and do more to frustrate Iran's efforts around the Middle East, including keeping US military forces in Syria".

Oche said in Lagos on Sunday that it was sad that the U.

For their part, Russian Federation and China have also criticised Trump's decision and expressed their intention to fulfill their part of the bargain.

The flurry of activity between the European signatories of the 2015 accord with Iran reflects the lack of an alternative to the deal.

"There was awareness of the urgency", Mogherini said after the meeting in Brussels. Annulment of the accord could tip the balance of power in favour of hardliners looking to constrain pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani's ability to open up to the West.

The EU's executive arm, the European Commission, has been examining measures to counter the introduction of any USA sanctions that might harm European businesses and is expected to unveil them to EU leaders at a meeting in Bulgaria on Wednesday. It would be a wonderful thing if we could get the Europeans to do this. "We don't have much to threaten the Americans". Absent that, Khamenei said Iran "won't stick to the nuclear agreement".

The history of economic sanctions has yielded one clear rule: Unilateral sanctions, even from a country as powerful as the United States, never work. The Europeans say they've been getting radio silence from the Trump administration, one reporter said.

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