I tried to compile important events and articles since July 18, 2015 about nuclear agreement
Following is the latest articles i suggest to read:
U.S. sanctions head of Iran's judiciary, others, over human rights abuses
WASHINGTON (Reuters) JANUARY 12, 2018 -
The United States imposed sanctions on 14 individuals and entities on Friday for human rights abuses in Iran and supporting Iranian weapons programs, including the head of Iran’s judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani.
The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement that Larijani, a close ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is “responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against persons in Iran or Iranian citizens or residents.”
A Chinese national was sanctioned for acting on behalf of Wuhan Sanjiang Import and Export Co LTD, which is already under sanctions for doing business with an Iranian firm “owned or controlled” by the military.
Other sanctioned entities included another China-based company, Bochuang Ceramic Corp, and the Iranian firm it sought to supply with a chemical compound used in the transmission of electrical signals.
US imposes new sanctions against Iran, threatens to scrap nuclear deal
Sputnik, Dec. 22, 2017 - The last year saw many controversial steps taken by the administration of US President Donald Trump, but the harsh policy on Iran, including the introduction of new sanctions against Tehran over its ballistic missile program and refusal to certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), are among the most notable issues worth reflecting upon.
Trump’s policy on Iran created uncertainty and anxiety among the international community, which fears that the US president may follow through on his threats to scrap the deal signed in July 2015 by Iran, the European Union and the P5+1 group of nations comprising the United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom plus Germany after 20 months of difficult negotiations.
France, Germany want Iran to reverse ballistic missile program
Iran continues terrorism, says missiles program not negotiable
Baghdad Post, December 04 2017 - Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, said Monday in an interview with state media that France should know Iran’s missile program is not an issue that can be negotiated, Reuters reported.
”French official, other officials, who want to speak about Iran’s affairs need to pay attention to the deep developments that have come to pass in the region in past decades and the big changes between the current situation and the past,” Qassemi said Monday, according to state media.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran will definitely not negotiate on defense and missile issues.”
Mosaic Mag. November 16, 2017 - On Monday the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its eighth quarterly report on the Islamic Republic’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the 2015 nuclear agreement is formally known. Although the document does not mention any evidence of violation of the deal’s terms, write David Albright and Andrea Sticker, it is “so sparse in detail that it is impossible to conclude that Iran is fully complying.” The IAEA, they explain, has simply not been able to conduct the inspections necessary for verification:
Tehran accuses U.S. of 18 violations of nuclear agreement
Washington Free Beacon, October 25, 2017 - Iran has taken steps in recent days to file what it claims are 18 instances in which America violated the landmark nuclear agreement, a move that could set the stage for Tehran to abandon the deal and lay blame on the Trump administration, according to regional reports and sources familiar with the matter.
On the heels of an effort by the Trump administration to tighten the nuclear accord while still upholding U.S. commitments under it, the Iranian Foreign Ministry has submitted to European Union leaders a plethora of information recounting what it claims are 18 separate violations of the deal by the United States, according to Iran's state-controlled media.
Draft Legislation Regarding Iran Nuclear Deal
US Strategy on Iran Regime
United States President Donald Trump has made it very clear that he is not a fan of the Iran nuclear deal. He has been criticizing it since before he even took office. At the recent United Nations General Assembly, he described it as an “embarrassment” to the United States and very one-sided.
His predecessor, President Barack Obama has been criticized for his leniency on Iran. He made numerous concessions to Iran during the nuclear agreement negotiations and he had a policy of appeasement that basically let Iran get away with murder. Literally.
FOI Requests Over Iran Deal and the Role of IRGC
A Conservative organisation in the US has sent out Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests to four key agencies to uncover the truth about the 2015 nuclear deal.
In this new request, the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), is asking the State Department, the Department of the Treasury, the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to provide all of the information surrounding Iran Air’s use of civilian aircraft for military and terrorist activities of Iran regime’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
In their statement, the ACLJ said: “What they knew matters because, in the Iran Deal, they agreed to let Boeing and other plane manufacturers sell aeroplanes to Iranian airliners like Iran Air.”
Middle East Will Never Be Peaceful If Iran Regime Is Allowed to Continue as It Is
Even though the Iran nuclear deal has been in place since 2015, Iran remains one of the most serious threats to the security in the Middle East. For as long as the Iranian regime is in power, there will never be peace in the Middle East.
Many said that the nuclear deal would tame the Iranian regime’s behaviour but it seemed to have the opposite effect. Iran became more and more emboldened and it knew that the Obama administration - that bent over backwards to get Iran’s signature – would turn a blind eye and remain silent to all of the acts of belligerence it was carrying out.
Why Iran's Nuclear Deal Backfired
When President Barack Obama struck a deal with the Iranian Regime in 2015, it was always about something more than just the nuclear programme. It was about reshaping US policy in the Middle East.
He wanted to work with the Iranian Regime, even if that meant risking traditional US alliances in the Middle East, which were, if nothing else, maintaining stability in the region.
Nikki Haley: Iran Regime Hides Behind Its Assertion of Technical Compliance With the Nuclear Deal
"As a council, we've adopted a dangerously shortsighted approach," Haley, the top American diplomat at the U.N., said during a Wednesday meeting. "Iran must be judged in totality of its aggressive, destabilizing, and unlawful behavior. To do otherwise would be foolish." ‘Washington Examiner’ reported on Wednesday October 18. An excerpt of the report is as follows:
Haley remonstrated with the other members of the international body, saying they have ignored Iran's repeated violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The meeting was supposed to be devoted to the revival Israeli-Palestinian peace process, but Haley used it as an early opportunity to advance President Trump's new strategy on Iran
Iran is not only violating the spirit of the no-nukes deal, it is violating its letter. The prologue to the deal explicitly states: “Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons.” This reaffirmation has no sunset provision: it is supposed to be forever.
Yet the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently stated that it could not verify that Iran was “fully implementing the agreement” by not engaging in activities that would allow it to make a nuclear explosive device. Yukiya Amano of the IAEA told Reuters that when it comes to inspections, which are stipulated in Section T of the agreement, “our tools are limited.” Amano continued to say: “In other sections, for example, Iran has committed to submit declarations, place their activities under safeguards or ensure access by us. But in Section T, I don’t see any (such commitment).”
Trump's Iranian nuclear deal speech ricochets across the Middle East
BY RAYMOND TANTER AND ED STAFFORD
President Trump’s Iran strategy speech of Oct. 13 rattled Tehran and excited a large portion of the Iranian population, including the Iranian opposition. Trump’s speech, while going over a long list of Tehran’s nefarious activities, referred to the people of Iran as the main victims of the Iranian regime. He also refrained from certifying that Iran complied with the deal but did not withdraw from the political commitment the major powers and Tehran made to abide by the accord for 10 years from Aug. 2015.
After punting the decision to Congress for 60 days, research conducted for this post suggests Trump should gain congressional support to withdraw from the deal, renegotiate a better accord, and press our allies to adopt a strategy against Iran of renewal of sanctions until the Iranian regime changes its unacceptable behavior.
Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal, slaps sanctions on IRGC in broadside at ‘radical regime’
Link of Fox News:Eric Shawn reports: A second Iranian nuclear agreement
Trump Iran speech emboldening ordinary Iranians to speak out against regime
Trump Takes Aim at Iran’s ‘Clandestine Nuclear Weapons Program’
After describing it as the “worst deal ever” and threatening to scrap the entire accord, U.S. President Donald Trump has decertified the Iran nuclear deal, describing it as against U.S. national security interests, and outlined significant measures targeting the regime in its entirety. Trump took a major step in ordering the Treasury Department to fully sanction Iran’s notorious Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), describing the entity as Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's "corrupt terror personal terror force and militia."
This is a major U.S. policy shift vis-a-vis Iran dating back to the early 1950s since Eisenhower turned against the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh.
The U.S. Treasury Department followed suit by designating the IRGC "pursuant to the global terrorism Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 and consistent with the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act." Such a move against the Guards will have major implications in Iran and the region.
Iran Regime's Way of Deceiving the West
- Earlier this week, the Atlantic published an article by the Foreign Minister of Iran Javad Zarif. As per most comments from the Iranian regime, the piece is full of lies and deceptions. The truth and reality is twisted. However, one thing was very clear from the article – Iran’s goal is to become a regional power and it is doing so by making the West believe that it is not happening.
Speaking about the accuracy of the country’s missiles, Zarif said that Iran is trying to avoid “civilian or non-combatant deaths”, but we know that it is to intensify the threat and to improve its capabilities of causing further destruction in the Middle East
Pentagon reviewing ways to pressure Iran as part of Trump strategy
Iran's secret sites linked to nuclear weapons development revealed
EXCLUSIVE – President Donald Trump is expected this week to “decertify” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known simply as the Iran deal, declaring that the agreement reached in 2015 by the U.S. and five other international powers is not in America’s national interest. The matter will then be tossed back to Congress, which will have 60 days to decide whether to reimpose hefty pre-2015 sanctions.
While the President’s likely move has generated wide condemnation from foreign policy leaders — who reiterate that the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has maintained Iran is in compliance — a new 52-page investigative report by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), entitled: “Iran’s Nuclear Core: Uninspected Military Sites,” obtained exclusively by Fox News and slated for release Wednesday, asserts that the country’s nuclear weapons program has far from halted.
“It has been known for years that Iran has two nuclear programs — one is civilian and the other, the military, has the goal of giving Iran its first nuclear bomb,” Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the Washington office of the NCRI, also referred to as the Iranian Resistance, and considered the primary opposition coalition to the clerical administration of Iran, told Fox News. “The civilian sector of the nuclear program has systematically provided a plausible logistical cover for the military sector, and acts as a conduit for it. The military aspect of the program has been and remains at the heart of Iran’s nuclear activities.”
The Sun, 10th October 2017 -NUKES OF HAZARD? Iran’s ‘secret military nuclear programme revealed in satellite pictures’ as regime threatens to ‘crush’ Donald Trump
Iran Nuclear Deal and October 15 Deadline is an Interview with Mohammad Ali Towhidi, member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, I suggested to read
by Amir Basiri | Oct 6, 2017,
The nuclear deal should be recognized for what it is: a deal that limits, but does not block, Iran's path to nuclear weapons. Likewise, the Iranian regime should be recognized for what it is: a rogue regime that poses a multitude of threats to international peace and security, all of which have to be addressed. Nuclear weapon development is only one of them.
Varying sources have confirmed that President Trump will decertify the Iran nuclear deal come an Oct. 15 deadline. This will mean that the president does not see the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the deal is formally known, as vital to the national security interests of the U.S. It will then be up to Congress to decide whether to scrap the deal and reimpose sanctions on the Iranian regime or to preserve it and take other necessary measures to address its flaws.
The question now is what this move means for Iranian regime, and how its leaders will react? Iranian officials have threatened to walk away from the deal and the enrichment of uranium on several reprises in the past months as Trump intensified the tough talk against the accord's failures and Tehran's unlawful ventures.
Sept. 29, 2017- Time running out for Iran's nuclear deal
By Struan Stevenson
With only days to go before U.S. President Donald Trump must decide if he will grant the Iranian regime compliance with the nuclear deal on Oct. 15, the sands of time are rapidly running out for Tehran's rulers.
Trump told a meeting of the United Nations in September that the deal was "an embarrassment" to the United States. If Trump refuses to certify Iran's compliance with the deal, which seems highly likely, Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to reapply the crippling sanctions lifted by former President Barack Obama after the deal was signed.
There is increasing speculation that the Iranian regime is financing North Korea's nuclear program, despite worldwide condemnation and the imposition of heavy sanctions against Kim Jong Un's rogue state even by China. A former U.S. senior diplomat has said that when Iran wants nuclear weapons it simply has to write a check and hand it to the North Koreans.
U.S. National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster said in September, "The President has already declared that the Iranian regime is not living up to its obligation. They are certainly not living up to the spirit of this agreement. Instead of contributing to regional peace and security, as the deal calls for, Iran is using proxy forces and a terrorist network to foment violence and victimize innocents across the greater Middle East. The Iranian regime is seeding these networks with increasingly destructive weapons as they try to establish a bridge from Iran to Lebanon and Syria."
Obama's policy of appeasement toward Iran was a huge mistake. The nuclear deal was totally one-sided, giving endless concessions to the Iranian regime. Its leniency made it easy for the mullahs continually to run a cart and horses through the terms of the agreement with virtual impunity. This in turn encouraged the North Koreans to accelerate their own nuclear weapons' program, encouraged by the apparent weakness of the West. There is now a growing awareness that the best way of dealing with North Korea is by taking tough action against Iran.
Sept. 29, 2017- Iran's People And The Nuclear Deal
Discussions are continuing as we speak over the fate of the highly controversial Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Advocates and opponents are going the limits to present their case prior to the October 15th deadline when US President Donald Trump is due to determine the status of Iran’s compliance with the accord.
While this is a very important discussion, what unfortunately goes neglected is the status of the Iranian people who should be the first beneficiaries of such an accord that led to many sanctions being lifted from the Iranian regime.
28 September 2017-WORLD MUST STOP LETTING IRAN REGIME GET AWAY WITH NUCLEAR INSPECTION OBSTRUCTION
Alejo Vidal-Quadras, a Spanish professor of atomic and nuclear physics, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Examiner in which he explained that Iran has a long history in obstructing investigations into its nuclear programme and this has not changed in the two years since the nuclear deal was signed.
Vidal-Quadras, who is also president of the Brussels-based International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ) which seeks to gain justice for the victims of the 1988 Iranian massacre, wrote: “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action effectively skirted this issue by making it theoretically possible for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ask for and receive access to military sites, but only following a month-long process during which the Islamic Republic could work to erase evidence of past activities.”
This is especially troubling when you consider that the IAEA’s reports are the chief reason why many countries besides the US believe that Iran is in compliance with the deal. The problem is, how can you be in compliance with anything if you are always allowed to delay investigations until you’ve hidden the evidence?
Appeasing Iran failed-How to move on?
By: Shahriar Kia
Riyadh Daily, September 28, 2017 - The Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was eventually signed in 2015 after a series of initially covert, and thus overt talks amongst various parties.
While the deal was boasted of enjoying a long slate of strengths, its imperfections were cloaked by JCPOA advocates – led by senior Obama administration officials – and allowed the broader challenges posed by Iran to go unanswered.
All, from left to right, liberal to conservative, Democrat, and Republican, must come to realize that the rendered cons of the Iran nuclear deal completely overshadow the very few pros.
Production&Testing of New Ballistic Missiles
Revelation of Iran Regime's Continued Secret Nuclear Activities
May 28, 2015 NCRI to release detailed report on Iran regime’s deception in nuclear talks
The Iranian regime and the government of North Korea have extensively exchanged information and delegations of experts in the fields of nuclear weapons and nuclear warhead design as recently as late April 2015, information obtained by the Iranian opposition movement the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran
JUL 14, 2015- Maryam Rajavi:
Iran Nuclear Deal Feeds The Roots Of Regional Terrorism
Nuclear deal will shatter Khamenei’s hegemony
The statement of NCRI after nuclear deal-Saturday, July 18, 2015
The nuclear deal made earlier this week between the Iranian regime and the world powers forces the mullah’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to “retreat” from the red lines he had set in his nuclear policy.
Message by Maryam Rajavi to the meeting at the US Congress
The main flaw of the policy of appeasement and Iran deal it’s the silence on human rights abuse in Iran and mullahs hegemonic goals in the region
April 30, 2015 -Maryam Rajavi to Congress: Regime change in Iran necessary for countering Islamic fundamentalism
August 14 , 2015 -the Iranian Resistance ,revealed the existence of Natanz and Arak nuclear sites in Iran for the first time.
August 22, 2015 The statement of NCRI
Rouhani’s emphasis on violating Security Council resolution, purchasing and building missiles and weapons, and sending weapons to regime’s proxies
August 26, 2015 It's wrong to let Iran regime “self-inspect” - dissident
Newly revealed side deals that allow the regime in Iran to inspect one of its own nuclear sites is tantamount to letting a murderer investigate his own crime scene, said Alireza Jafarzadeh
September 10, 2015 Khamenei rejects further talks with ‘Great Satan’ U.S.
September 23, 2015-Iran deal won't be potential game changer for inducing change in Tehran
March 18, 2015- Dangerous leniency towards Iran
in an article Alireza Jafarzadeh warned:
The international community is making a strategic blunder by lending unwarranted credibility to a regime that has proven time and again that it does not deserve to be regarded as a legitimate regional power.
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