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JCPOA proved US not reliable

JCPOA proved US not reliable

Seyed Hossein Mousavian is a Middle East security and nuclear policy specialist at the Woodrow Wilson Center at Princeton. A former Iranian ambassador to Germany, he was the chief spokesman for Iran during its nuclear negotiations with the international community. Several years ago, he parted ways with the Iranian government. This week he joins Jeff Schechtman for our WhoWhatWhy podcast.

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Reasons why Iran won't talk with Trump

Reasons why Iran won't talk with Trump

Mehdi Shaddel writes in The National Interest that the recent exchange of barbs between Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and Donald Trump has given rise to speculations about a potential North Korea-style rapprochement between Iran and the United States following the latter’s unilateral withdrawal in May from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Such speculations partly stem from the fact that Trump and several high-ranking members of his administration, most recently Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have underscored America’s readiness for a new round of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme and its regional behavior.

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Pompeo's new Iran Action Group

Pompeo's new Iran Action Group

Caitlin Oprysko writes in Politico that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday unveiled a new team to coordinate the Trump administration’s post-nuclear deal approach to Iran and bolster support for the strategy abroad.

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US plans new ways of weakening Iran

US plans new ways of weakening Iran

Krishnadev Calamur writes in The Atlantic that sixty-five years ago this week, a CIA-backed coup toppled Mohammad Mosaddegh, Iran’s democratically elected prime minister. The goal of the coup was to strengthen the hand of the West’s ally Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the creation of a new Iran Action Group to coordinate U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear accord with Iran.

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  America not safer for Iran sanctions

America not safer for Iran sanctions

David Andelman writes in CNN don't count on sanctions to drive Iran to Donald Trump's bargaining table. Bill Clinton tried that gambit 20 years go. It led to a decade of grief and misery for the Iranian people and set the world even closer to a nuclear-armed Iran.

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 Iran will make a deal

Iran will make a deal

Dennis Ross writes in Foreign Policy that even in its afterlife, the Iran nuclear deal continues to polarize. Those who supported the agreement proclaim loudly that Iran will never negotiate any adjustment to it, while its opponents argue U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of it will produce a better deal.

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Trump's obsession with Iran is dangerous

Trump's obsession with Iran is dangerous

Foreign Affairs reports that the Trump administration has no coherent Iran policy. In May, U.S. President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—the Iran nuclear deal—even though Iran was not in violation of it. Other than Trump’s uninformed and empty assertion that it was “the worst deal ever,” his pretext for the withdrawal was Iranian aggression in the region, which was not linked to the deal. In both his rhetoric and policy, Trump seems to be positioning the United States to enter into armed conflict with Iran, warning Iran in July that it could face “consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before.”

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Iran Supreme Leader: No talks with the US

Iran Supreme Leader: No talks with the US

Iran’s Supreme Leader has commented on the reasons for not talking with the United States, saying: “Americans depend on money and power and think of talks as business. When they want to talk with another party, they set their main goals and are unwilling to take a step back. They demand credit points from the other party, and if they are refused they create commotion and controversy to bring the other party down.”

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Iran: The US must pay USD 110BN in damages to Iran

Iran: The US must pay USD 110BN in damages to Iran

The legal assistant to the Iranian President announced: “Real and legal personalities in the private sector who have suffered damages through US actions over the past decades have filed complaints in Iranian courts and rulings have been issued in their favor. The volume of damages incurred by these entities to date amount to over USD 110BN. Obviously, damages inflicted by the United States add up to a much larger figure.”

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NIOC: France's Total contract unchanged

NIOC: France's Total contract unchanged

Reuters reports that a gas field development contract with France’s Total (TOTF.PA), and China’s state-owned CNPC remains unchanged, a senior Iranian oil official said according to the oil ministry news agency SHANA on Saturday - hours after state new agency IRNA quoted him as saying CNPC had taken Total’s share in the project.

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