Macron warns U.S. exit from Iran nuclear deal might mean war

Macron warns U.S. exit from Iran nuclear deal might mean war

Macron warns U.S. exit from Iran nuclear deal might mean war

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on May 3 that Washington's demand to change the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers were unacceptable.

U.S. President Donald Trump has all but chose to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord by May 12 but exactly how he will do so remains unclear, two White House officials and a source familiar with the administration's internal debate said on Wednesday.

In fact, the United States should theoretically be sanctioned for breaking an worldwide agreement, but that would not happen because it had a veto at the United Nations. Kerry has also convened with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris and in NY to discuss the Iranian nuclear threat. "Neither Iran nor China nor Russian Federation nor the European states should lose out", Yermakov said. Trump has warned that unless the "terrible flaws" in the nuclear agreement are rectified by May 12, he will refuse to extend U.S. sanctions relief.

Kerry has reportedly been lobbying members of Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, in an effort to salvage the deal he negotiated in which the USA waives sanctions, which are reviewed every three or four months, as long as Iran remains in compliance with the deal limiting Iran's nuclear weapons program.

Even with out the nuclear deal, Iran would nonetheless be required to permit a extra restricted regime of inspections required by the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which Iran has signed. Sanctions have already kept the country from fielding a significant air force, and memories in Tehran of Iraqi air strikes on its cities in the 1980s - when Iran lacked retaliatory capability - lie deep.

He went on to suggest that the president may not want a withdrawal from the nuclear deal to upset his administration's ongoing discussions with China and North Korea.

If Trump meets his self-imposed deadline next week by pulling the USA out of the Iran nuclear agreement, he runs the risk of lighting the Middle East on fire as well as sabotaging any prospect for a North Korean breakthrough. Under Trump in particular, the US has blocked Iran from seeing the "economic benefits" from sanctions relief that were promised in the agreement. This is a manufactured crisis that will heighten the Iranian threat and weaken US leverage as Washington seeks a deal to similarly constrain North Koreas nuclear program.

"If the United States breaks an global agreement backed by UN Security Council resolutions, it will be the United States that should suffer the consequences". Trump has said European allies must rectify "terrible flaws" in the worldwide accord by May 12.

Under an agreement in 2015 with world leaders, Iran curbed its enrichment of uranium for nuclear fuel to ease concerns it could be put to use in developing bomb material. I do not believe this agreement can be fixed - we need a complete reset. But they have also started work on protecting EU-Iranian business ties if Trump makes good on his threat to withdraw.

Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran of lying "big time" about its nuclear program.

The source familiar with the debate said USA negotiators are hamstrung by the fact that they do not really know where Trump's "red line" is and so they can not tell the Europeans what would secure Trump's blessing.

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