Tuesday, May 08, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Trump tells France's Macron that the U.S. will pull out of the Obama-era nuclear bargain with Iran that he's called 'insane' and 'the worst deal ever'

  • Trump is threatening to reimpose sanctions on Iran on the deal's May 12 deadline
  • Will make an announcement today at the White House on what he will do
  • Reportedly informed France's Emmanuel Macron in a phone call this morning that he will pull the U.S. out
  • A senior British diplomat told DailyMail.com the U.K. is 'deeply pessimistic' ahead of public Trump's announcement today 
  • Trump is expected to say he'll pull the U.S. out of the agreement 
  • Has been blasting the deal and former secretary of state John Kerry, who helped to negotiate the agreement, in tweets this week
  • External sanctions on companies that do business with Iran would hurt Europe  
President Donald Trump informed France's Emmanuel Macron in a phone call this morning that he will pull the U.S. out the nuclear deal it signed onto three years ago after intense negotiations with Tehran. 
The New York Times reports that a person briefed on the conversation said Trump plans to reinstate all of the sanctions the U.S. waived in conjunction with the nuclear deal. Trump also plans to impose additional sanctions on Tehran, the Times' source said. 
Macron's office told Reuters that the Times' report was incorrect. However, European officials told the wire service that they do expect Trump to announce today that he's exiting the accord. U.S. officials told AP and AFP the same thing.
Trump's anticipated action had U.S. allies on edge. A senior British diplomat told DailyMail.com the U.K. is 'deeply pessimistic' ahead of public Trump's announcement today. 
President Donald Trump says he will be announcing his decision on the Iran nuclear deal this afternoon at the White House
President Donald Trump says he will be announcing his decision on the Iran nuclear deal this afternoon at the White House
Iran's Hasan Rouhani (right) said the U.S. will have 'historic remorse' for its decision while insisting that 'getting rid of America’s mischievous presence will be fine for Iran'
President Donald Trump informed France's Emmanuel Macron in a phone call this morning that he will pull the U.S. out the nuclear deal it signed onto three years ago after intense negotiations with Tehran
President Donald Trump informed France's Emmanuel Macron in a phone call this morning that he will pull the U.S. out the nuclear deal it signed onto three years ago after intense negotiations with Tehran
European leaders whose countries are party to the deal have been begging Trump to remain in the agreement. 
It could fall apart without U.S. participation while the follow-on accord he demanded is worked out, they've said. European officials have also warned Trump that Tehran could set off a nuclear arms race in the Middle East if it restarts its uranium enrichment program.
Iran's Hassan Rouhani was vowing to stick by the deal that provided massive sanctions relief on Monday, so long as Europe guarantees that his country's interests will be protected. It was unclear in the lead-up to Trump's decision, though, if that would realistically be the case.
Rouhani said the U.S. will have 'historic remorse' for its decision while insisting that 'getting rid of America’s mischievous presence will be fine for Iran.'
'If we can get what we want from a deal without America, then Iran will continue to remain committed to the deal,' Rouhani said according to the Iran Daily. 'What Iran wants is our interests to be guaranteed by non-American signatories.' 
Trump says he will be announcing his decision on the Iran nuclear deal this afternoon at the White House in remarks that will be delivered straight to camera at 2 pm.
It will come as no surprise globally if Trump says he's pulling the U.S. out of the 2015 agreement he inherited from the previous administration. The big unknown is what Trump will say he wants to happen next. 
Trump's legislative director, Marc Short, told DailyMail.com on Tuesday morning that the president 'wants to see Iran end its nuclear program but also become a nation that is not funding terrorism, not attacking Israel not looking to continue to attack allies that we have. 
'I think he's looking for an agreement that brings Iran into the international community as opposed to being a rogue nation state that funds terrorism,' Short said during a press scrum on the driveway leading into the West Wing.
Trump is anticipated to allow the oil sanctions that legally come up for discussion every 120 days under the deal to be reimposed on Tehran. The sanctions cut Iran's oil exports in half in 2012, Foreign Policy reports, and crippled the Islamic Republic's economy.
European companies will have to choose, if the sanctions are slapped back on, whether they want to do business with the U.S. or the taboo government, putting them in an undesirable position. 
John Glaser, director of foreign policy studies at the right-leaning Cato Institute, warned Tuesday that if the U.S. imposes external sanctions successfully, European companies will pull out of investment projects in Iran, removing the incentives that Rouhani would need to mollify hardliners in his country who want Iran to restart its nuclear program.
'With lots of political will this deal could remain in place without the United States, but its going to be very, very difficult for the participants to manage,' Glaser said.
Iran will feel 'unburdened' if the U.S. leaves the pact, he said, and is likely to install new centrifuges to spin uranium and limit access to inspectors. 
'This could really unravel into something with grave consequences,' he cautioned.  'All my fingers and toes are crossed, because this is a good deal that should continue to be implemented.'
U.K. foreign minister Boris Johnson worried that Trump could take military action against Tehran on top of the expected sanctions renewal. He also warned that collapse of the deal could set off a nuclear arms race in the Middle East with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the U.A.E. wanting weapons, as well.
'It's already a very, very dangerous state at the moment, we don't want to go down that road. There doesn't seem to me at the moment to be a viable military solution,' Johnson told Fox & Friends.
Johnson was in the U.S. making last-ditch pleas for the U.S. to stay in the deal to Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, the U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence and the president's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, both of whom are senior White House officials. 
 
NWN:  And we got taken in with Trumps cliches like "Draining the swamp....".  This is following Israels lead 100% .  Shameful indeed.

2 comments:

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