On July 14th, 2015 World Powers reached an accord with the Iranian regime to thwart Iran from becoming a Nuclear Power. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reduces the number of Iranian centrifuges by two-thirds. The deal enacts bans on enrichment at critical facilities and limits uranium research and development to the Natanz facility. On July 20th, 2015 the United Nations endorsed the agreement. However, the deal is incredibly flawed and for such reasons the President of the United States may withdraw from the agreement.
Then In October of 2017, Regardless of the deal, according to German Security officials, the Iranian regime is continuing its pursuit to accomplish the goal of building missiles armed with nuclear warheads, the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel reported.
“Despite the nuclear agreement [reached with world powers in July 2015], Iran has not given up its illegal activities in Germany. The mullah regime also made efforts this year to obtain material from [German] firms for its nuclear program and the construction of missiles, said security sources,” Der Tagesspiegel wrote on Friday, October 13, 2017.
On that Friday, President Trump announced his plans to withdraw from the deal because the Iranian regime had violated the terms of the agreement, outlined in the Iranian Nuclear Deal.
Earlier this year, on January 12th, 2018, President Donald Trump announced his plans to waive vital nuclear-related sanctions against Iran as part of the 2015 deal, but delivered a stark ultimatum to European allies: “Fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw.”
Now, on May 8th, 2018, President Trump is preparing to announce whether or not the United States will withdraw from the Iranian Nuclear Deal.
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According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Iran lied about developing nuclear weapons. On April 30th, 2018, the Israeli Prime Minister revealed a cache of files that allegedly detail how Iran is continually running a secret program to build nuclear weapons.
The files apparently originated from a “highly secret location” in Iran, and they contained details about Project Amad, which according to Bibi, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is “a comprehensive program to design, build, and test nuclear weapons” which was in operation between 1999 and 2003.
Bibi continued that the files provide; “new and conclusive proof of the secret nuclear weapons program that Iran has been hiding for years from the international community in its secret atomic archive.”
In response to the decision, regarding the Iranian nuclear deal, the regime has already issued warnings against the United States; stating that the US will regret withdrawing.
“If the United States opts to pull out of the JCPOA, you will soon see the historic remorse which the move will bring about for” Washington, Rouhani told a crowd in Sabzevar in northeast Iran on Sunday.
The Iranian president said he had directed related bodies to devise necessary measures to respond to the US President’s unannounced decision; “Orders have been issued to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, and a few days ago, I spoke with senior officials of the organization about the programs ahead,” he said without elaboration.
“Our path is quite clear. The economic sector has also received the necessary orders,” Rouhani continued.
On the campaign trail, in 2016, then-Candidate Donald Trump promised to the American people that he would undo the Iranian Nuclear Deal, which he says is ‘catastrophic’ for America, Israel, and people of the Middle East.
The Nuclear Deal, according to President Trump, Israel, and critics of the deal is incredibly flawed, it does not detail in any way Iran’s support of terrorist group Hezbollah, and it does not specify in any notion if Iran can or cannot test ballistic missiles.
If President Trump withdraws from the deal, the economic sanctions that were suspended under the agreement would be re-imposed against Iran. The sanctions against Iran would, in essence, allow Russia and Saudi Arabia to benefit from more oil sales, as Iran is a significant producer of oil.
Russia, in addition, on the side of Iran, is warning of consequences if the US quits the deal. While speaking to reporters, spokesman for the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov stated that there would be “inevitable harmful consequences to any actions towards breaking these agreements.”
However, similar rhetoric was issued by the Kremlin regarding North Korea, and after President Trump’s hardline stance on North Korea; Both South and North Korea have agreed to cease the long-running war between the two countries.
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