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Trump, Macron Agree to Continue Pressure on N. Korea

Trump, Macron Agree to Continue Pressure on N. Korea

There remain strong, dark forces within Iran anxious to bring a quick end to the nuclear pact at any economic cost and begin a full-tilt scramble toward an atomic arsenal. In the meantime, lawmakers opted not to take advantage of an opportunity to reimpose sanctions themselves. The State Department said on Tuesday the Trump administration was expected to decide on Friday.

Even if he does continue to waive sanctions, Trump could also say or do something on Friday that would take the U.S. closer to noncompliance. He has particularly bristled at having to give Iran a "thumbs up" every few months by acknowledging that it is meeting the requirements to invest in foreign banks, sell petroleum overseas, buy U.S. and European aircraft, and so forth. They are hungry for food & for freedom.

Iranians hold a pro-government demonstration in Tehran on December 30 in response to countrywide anti-government anger.

Despite Trump's attempts to discredit the nuclear accord-officially titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)-as "the worst deal ever", inspectors and diplomats have repeatedly concluded that Iran has complied with the agreement and that it has been extremely effective.

Trump has sharply criticized the deal, in part, because it doesn't limit Iranian development of ballistic missiles and support for militant groups in the Middle East.

Trump's chief objection to the Obama-era deal was not its technical shortcomings, but that it was a "bargain with a fundamentally evil entity, and that kind of a bargain can never succeed and only strengthens evil", Maloney told Arab News.

The 39-year-old, who lived with her English husband in Hampstead, north London, has been handed a five-year sentence over allegations, which she denies, of plotting to overthrow the Tehran government. In October Mr Trump, a fierce critic of the...

Scrapping the deal now would remove important existing constraints on Iran's nuclear program, and would leave the United States in a far weaker position to negotiate meaningful future limits on the program, said the US think tank report. Basically, one side is benefiting from the JCPOA, but it is only Iran that is upholding the promises it had made.

Trump's team is not fooling anyone: They are trying to kill the nuclear deal, but in a way that will allow them to evade blame.

'The deal is bad. 'But I like a two-step process much better'. Congress requires the president to renew the waiver every 90 days.

The genesis of Trump's particular antipathy to Iran is hard to pin down.

Of course, European leaders also are urging President Trump not to withdraw from the JCPOA.

MARTIN: How might the protests that we saw play out in Iran last month, how might that play into the president's decision, if at all? He joins us on the line from Jerusalem. In terms of signing a waiver later in January, the President hasn't made a final decision on that, ' Sanders said of the sanctions waiver last Tuesday. But he's expected to add new sanctions on Iranian businesses and people, some of which apply to entities that saw their sanctions scrapped under the deal.

"There are no real negotiations going on with the Democrats, but everyone has an incentive to tell the president there is enough progress to justify continuing to waive sanctions", one source familiar with the talks said. The latter scenario is constantly propagated by radicals inside Iran, who accuse the Hassan Rouhani administration of being naive for trusting the Europeans. The Green Revolution was ruthlessly put down, and the deadly silence on the streets of Iran matched the deafening silence from the White House, ' Pence said in as Washington Post op-ed. "That is the essence of American leadership, and as the people of Iran now know, the United States is leading on the world stage for freedom once again". This time, we will not be silent'. This would presumably save President Trump from continuing to either defy his own views of the JCPOA or court global condemnation by decertifying it, only to take little or no further action against it.

"I am expecting new sanctions on Iran", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday. In previous comments, the AEOI and other Iranian authorities have insisted that they are in a position to not only resume full-scale enrichment but also to do so at a level far above what they had achieved by the time the JCPOA went into effect.

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