Donald Trump likely to meet Macron in Davos: White House

Donald Trump likely to meet Macron in Davos: White House

The restrictions could hit some firms and individuals whose sanctions were scrapped under the 2015 nuclear agreement, and that decision that could test Tehran's willingness to abide by its side of the bargain.

Under the nuclear deal, Iran is obliged to limit its nuclear program in exchange for termination of nuclear-related sanctions.

Under the deal, Iran would need roughly a year, instead of less than two months, to produce enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon, giving the worldwide community enough time to detect any major clandestine nuclear effort, said the report, which is co-authored by the Carnegie Endowment for global Peace and Center for a New American Security. "All of these things are now on the table, so even if Trump certifies, it doesn't stop everything, and it will come up again a few months from now".

But he didn't say that he would reimpose the sanctions that were lifted in connection with the deal or demand that Congress do so. "Heated discussions" within the administration and some Republican lawmakers have also taken place. Trump's tweets are already being used by the regime to suggest that these protests are illegitimate and USA -sponsored, weakening their appeal inside Iran. The president came close to making such a promise in a tweet on New Year's Day that began with "Iran is failing at every level despite the bad deal made with them by the Obama Administration" and ended with the exclamation "TIME FOR CHANGE!"

It will be politically hard for Trump to walk away from the deal without proving Iran has violated the agreement. Analysts and diplomats have warned that failure to renew the waivers would effectively unravel the deal-a deal that most Americans support-and "bring the United States and Iran back on a path towards war".

In addition to worldwide pressure, American lawmakers are also urging Trump to uphold the nuclear agreement. Sen.

He accused Iran of "not living up to the spirit" of the agreement even though the International Atomic Energy Agency says Tehran is complying. That will be coupled with diplomacy with European governments addressing Iran's missile testing and support for the Hezbollah terror group, Shiite rebels in Yemen and Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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"All parties should uphold the deal", he said, according to CNN. Instead, they are the result of years of structural economic problems, poor governance, corruption and domestic political disagreements.

Agence France Presse reported on Monday that Iranian officials had warned the worldwide community to be prepared for American withdrawal, adding that the Islamic Republic was already prepared for "any scenario". The country is in the process of changing.

Really? One of the reasons many Iranians are fed up with their regime is its expenditure of billions of dollars not on their economy, but to fund violence aimed at other nations. "Whatever happens, the Europeans are very unlikely to go along with the Americans on this".

"The deal is working; it is delivering on its main goal, which means keeping the Iranian nuclear program in check and under close surveillance".

Using the legitimate plight of Iranian protesters for unrelated geopolitical ends demonstrates repugnant insincerity-particularly when leaked internal documents show senior Trump administration officials proudly admitting that they use human rights as a club against adversaries like Iran, while giving a pass to repressive partners like Saudi Arabia.

Tehran had pledged to rein in its nuclear program in return for some easing of those economic restrictions imposed on it by the USA, the United Nations, and European Union. Vice President Mike Pence, made a similar assertion in a recent op-ed, arguing that "the last administration's refusal to act ultimately emboldened Iran's tyrannical rulers to crack down on dissent".

Tillerson suggested during his interview with the AP on Friday that Trump was leaning toward allowing the deal to remain as is while Congress continues to work to address his outlined issues.

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