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EU will seek to preserve the JCPOA without US

EU will seek to preserve the JCPOA without US

In an interview with Persia Digest, Richard Murphy said: “Trump's nomination of Pompeo as Secretary of State and choice of Bolton as National Security Advisor do not signal his decision to withdraw from the JCPOA.”  

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Iran options after US withdrawal from the JCPOA

Iran options after US withdrawal from the JCPOA

On 22 April 2018, al-monitor.com in New York writes that the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking with Al-Monitor in New York, said that if President Donald Trump withholds the next round of Iran sanctions waivers due May 12, effectively exiting the nuclear deal, Tehran could resume its nuclear program “in a much more advanced way.” 

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Zarif warns US on JCPOA withdrawal

Zarif warns US on JCPOA withdrawal

In an interview to air Sunday on "Face the Nation," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the country is ready to restart its controversial nuclear program if the Trump administration resumes sanctions.  

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Araghchi: All options are on the table

Araghchi: All options are on the table

The Foreign Ministry’s Political Deputy said: “We are ready to defend the interests of the IR of Iran against every move by the US President.” Seyed Abbas Araghchi has travelled to Rome to meet with European officials. He added: “The US President is swimming against the tide of international norms. The international community is presently trying to deal with this. We are in close contact with them and will not allow the interests of the IR of Iran to dwindle amid his moves. We are well placed to defend ourselves and are ready to deal with every scenario.”  

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Pompeo reveals big lies about Iran nuclear activities

Pompeo reveals big lies about Iran nuclear activities

Former CIA Chief and Trump’s Secretary of State nominee, Mike Pompeo, has confessed to twelve years of making up lies by the US about Iran’s nuclear activities at his confirmation hearing, saying: “Iran wasn’t racing to a weapon before the deal. There is no indication that I’m aware of that if the deal no longer existed that they would immediately turn to racing to create a nuclear weapon today.”  

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JCPOA – A model to resolve the N Korean nuclear crisis

JCPOA – A model to resolve the N Korean nuclear crisis

Seyed Hossein Mousavian is the former Deputy Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and an Iranian scholar who served on Iran's nuclear diplomacy team in negotiations with the EU and International Atomic Energy Agency. He is currently a visiting research scholar at Princeton University. He has recently spoken at the International Meeting on Nuclear Power (Fissile Material) in South Korea’s Parliament. The full text can be read below.

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Mogherini: EU has no plans for new Iran sanctions

Mogherini: EU has no plans for new Iran sanctions

Prior to the meeting of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said: “Safeguarding the JCPOA is vital for Europe and EU foreign ministers will once again emphasize their commitment to the full implementation of the nuclear agreement with Iran today.”  

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5 potential scenarios for Iran deal

5 potential scenarios for Iran deal

Seyed Hossein Mousavian wrote in Al-Monitor on 13 April 2018: “President Donald Trump’s tapping of Mike Pompeo and John Bolton for secretary of state and national security adviser, respectively, should do away with any pretense that the US administration wishes to “fix” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). While Trump has long telegraphed his desire to undo the nuclear deal, Pompeo and especially Bolton have long advocated regime-change policies toward Iran, including war. As the May 12 deadline for Trump to renew sanctions waivers under the JCPOA approaches, five scenarios exist for how Trump’s “fix it or nix it” saga on the accord will play out.

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