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Iran FM response to Trump deadline

Iran FM response to Trump deadline

In a statement, Iran’s Foreign Ministry has responded to Trump’s sanctions waiver for Iran and the need to amend the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the JCPOA. As reported by Persia Digest, the statement reads: “On Friday, 12 January 2018, the US President inevitably issued a sanctions waiver for Iran despite his year-long efforts to kill the JCPOA.”  

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Trump waives Iran sanctions again

Trump waives Iran sanctions again

US President, Donald Trump, has waived sanctions against Iran. The waiver must be issued every 120 days. But he warned that this may the last time, unless talks begin about Iran’s missile program and the uranium enrichment which has been limited for ten years under the deal becomes permanent.

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FM-Zarif-pursues-JCPOA-in-Moscow-and-Brussels

FM-Zarif-pursues-JCPOA-in-Moscow-and-Brussels

Talks on the fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement with the great powers, officially known as the JCPOA, have reached their highest levels these days. It is time for the US to decide on certification and sanctions relief for Iran in a few days’ time. Trump must decide whether he wants to keep the US in the deal, or to re-impose sanctions and leave the deal. As a result, diplomatic talks between the other signatories to the deal have reached a peak.

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Congress passes ball back to Trump on Iran

Congress passes ball back to Trump on Iran

On 12 December 2017, Reuters Washington writes: “The U.S. Congress will allow a deadline on reimposing sanctions on Iran to pass this week, congressional and White House aides said on Tuesday, leaving a pact between world powers and Tehran intact at least temporarily.  

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US nuclear scientists support JCPOA

US nuclear scientists support JCPOA

On 30 October 2017, the New York Times writes that more than 90 top American experts in atomic sciences, including a designer of the hydrogen bomb, publicly threw their weight behind the Iran nuclear agreement on Monday, exhorting Congress to preserve the accord in the face of President Trump’s disavowal of it.  

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U.S. House passes sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah

U.S. House passes sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah

On 26 October 2017 Reuters from Washington writes that the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday backed new sanctions on Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, part of an effort to take a tough line against Tehran without immediately moving to undermine an international nuclear agreement.  

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Unseasoned remarks by Tillerson on Iran

Unseasoned remarks by Tillerson on Iran

On Wednesday 20 October 2017, english.alarabia.net writes Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that US sanctions against Iran targeted the country’s “malign behaviors” and were aimed at helping the Iranian people take control of their government.

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EU defends Iran deal despite Trump

EU defends Iran deal despite Trump

On 16 October 2017 Reuters reports from Luxembourg that the European Union on Monday reaffirmed its support for a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers despite sharp criticism of the accord by President Donald Trump, and it urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.  

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Zarif: Will write letter dismissing Trump speech on Iran

Zarif: Will write letter dismissing Trump speech on Iran

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has said the 2015 nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), emphasizes that the only authority to determine Iran's compliance with its obligations under the deal is The UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the United States is not in a position to endorse Iran's commitment.  

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Trump speech positive effects on Iran market

Trump speech positive effects on Iran market

While some experts expected Iran’s financial market to collapse after Trump's speech yesterday decertifying Iran’s nuclear deal, the JCPOA, the Tehran market was up by more than 500 points today to surge into a bull market.  

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Trump strikes blow at Iran nuclear deal

Trump strikes blow at Iran nuclear deal

On 13 October 2017, Reuters in Washington writes that the U.S. President Donald Trump struck a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement on Friday in defiance of other world powers, choosing not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal and warning he might ultimately terminate it.  

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