Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Who will fix Trump's disastrous Iran decision?

Who will fix Trump's disastrous Iran decision?

"In just a short period of time, the world's leading state sponsor of terror, will be on the cusp of acquiring the world's most risky weapons".

The French, British and German foreign ministers will meet Iranian representatives on Monday, Le Drian told RTL radio. "But no, I am not coming to you with an additional supplemental funding request", Mattis said.

"It's not yet clear to us or to Europe what that means in respect of existing export levels in the eyes of the United States", Mr Parker said.

He said that would have to include not just deeper restrictions on Iran's nuclear program, but on its ballistic missiles and support for militant groups across the Middle East.

President Trump's decision could make the deal fall apart, even though numerous nations are involved.

"The banking system is still not connected to the global banking sector and that is because the United States is prohibiting and it's threatening banks, insurance companies and major businesses from doing business with Iran".

"It falls to the USA administration to spell out their view of the way head", said Johnson, who visited Washington earlier this week and failed to convince Trump to remain inside the nuclear deal.

President described the United States' repeated breaches of the JCPOA provisions as a historic humiliation for the U.S. administration and said: "In the current situation, Europe has a very limited time to save the JCPOA and must determine and announce its clear, firm stances on its obligations in the deal".

Trump also pointed to Iran's actions in countries including Syria and Yemen. "If the regime continues its nuclear aspirations, it will have bigger problems than it has ever had before".

At the same time, Trump has now demonstrated that the US can not be relied upon to take "yes" for an answer.

When decisions are made against America's interests as the rest of the world simply moves on, please don't whine.

Trump also said economic sanctions on Iran will go into effect "very shortly". "This is about confronting a problem that's been with us for many years", Sadad al-Hosseini said.

Remember, in March the USA participated in a joint military exercise in Israel to play out a scenario of an Iranian attack.

Yet a key reason that the president gave for quitting the Iran deal is alleged evidence from Israel that Iran was not in compliance. And, of course, when the United States needs to call on allies for assistance, or wants to use its weight to hold other countries accountable, the decision to break the Iran deal may be held over the nation.

And those European Union next steps will be determined by the extent to which Donald Trump will make good on his threats, to punish those deemed in collusion with Iran. But it's highly possible that doing business with any company in the European Union (including, for the moment, Britain), plus China and Russian Federation, could get a lot more hard than it is today.

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Some analysts also warned the move would complicate USA efforts to reach an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over his country's own more advanced weapons program. "Trump, you couldn't lift a finger if you tried, '" Khamenei said.

Pyongyang regularly cites the fates of Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein in Iraq - whose government was overthrown in a US-led invasion - as evidence of the need for nuclear arms.

Elsewhere, Russia's Foreign Ministry said it was "deeply disappointed" by the decision.

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