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Iran violates nuclear deal
— what comes next?

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Posted By: Moritz55, 7/3/2019 12:36:37 PM

Although Iran has increased its uranium stockpile, experts say Tehran is still a long way from a nuclear weapon. However, more uranium enrichment risks EU and UN sanctions, and renewed tension between Iran and the world. On Monday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran had exceeded the amount of low-enriched uranium the country is allowed to possess under the 2015 nuclear accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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Fascinating read that shows the utter fecklessness of the EU dealing with Iran.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Starboard_side 7/3/2019 12:51:38 PM (No. 113059)
FTA: the question was, is the pact dead? Not yet, because apart from the US, the other remaining signatories of the deal — namely China, Russia, Germany, France and the UK — continue to support the agreement. Even Iran, at least the government of President Rouhani, has said it's in favor of keeping the pact alive. So, Iran didn't have to do this, if they didn't want to, and thus, upset the other countries who are still part of the agreement. Iran did this deliberately, and the U.S. not being part of it, should not have any bearing on whether they would want to honor their pact with those other countries. Particularly, since they are indicating they'd like to keep the pact alive.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm 7/3/2019 12:54:23 PM (No. 113063)
More enrichment risks 'more tension'? Really? The only lessening of tension was because Obama and Europe decided to ignore the activities of Iran's agents who with the aid of a billion dollar bribe have committed to more grief throughout the Middle East. The only increase in tension comes from the U.S. and Europe waking up to having been played by Tehran.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: tom7 7/3/2019 12:55:56 PM (No. 113065)
Iran violating the nuclear deal is not news, nor is it new. What is new, but hardly news, is that they have announced that they have violated the deal - which is still no real surprise.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JimBob 7/3/2019 1:16:44 PM (No. 113082)
The Mullahs LIED? SAY IT AIN'T SO! (/sarc off)
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ronbet 7/3/2019 1:50:37 PM (No. 113105)
A thug nation thumbing its nose at the world.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: blunderbuss 7/3/2019 1:56:05 PM (No. 113112)
As if they weren't before!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: IowaMarinesDad 7/3/2019 2:05:37 PM (No. 113116)
Can we count on John Kerry to issue a sharply worded statement ?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: GO3 7/3/2019 2:12:31 PM (No. 113118)
Let me tell you about these "experts." They are both in and out of government and have been using a sliding scale to assess how far the mullahs are along in developing a nuke. They were six months away in the Spring of 2008; they were six months away six months later, etc. and it's been that way ever since. All of these phony estimates are and were designed to give Iran breathing room to develop its nuclear infrastructure and ultimately a bomb. The EU in particular supports the deal strictly from a revenue standpoint. Remember, the nuke power plant at Bushehr was a West German project, so why wouldn't they want a slice of the nuclear pie?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Clinger 7/3/2019 2:49:08 PM (No. 113136)
I know it's a little late to offer this but any time such an agreement is made if you don't have a "what if" plan and the testicular fortitude to implement it, you are only setting yourself to be the fool. That fool is Obama. No way was Iran going to comply and no way do we have a practical response at the ready for the stage they are at now. An agreement without consequences for its breaking is no agreement at all.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 7/3/2019 3:05:23 PM (No. 113149)
"What comes next?" Oh, the usual- lots and lots of gum flapping and- nuthin' else. You know- the usual BS about rogue states getting nukes.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: M2 7/3/2019 3:30:27 PM (No. 113166)
Thanks, Barack.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: BarryNo 7/3/2019 4:49:47 PM (No. 113249)
Help Israel bomb the mullahs back to the stone age... No wait, they're still IN the stone age! But by ANY means, eliminate all military and political assets Iran currently has - no mercy!! They've been enemies since Carter helped them oust the Shah, who WAS a USA ally. Treat them like their bosom buddies, the Nazis.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 7/3/2019 4:51:44 PM (No. 113253)
NOT new. There is good evidence that they have NEVER complied with the deal, and nothing has actually changed other than them admitting it. EU folks are idiots.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: fayebeck 7/3/2019 6:57:01 PM (No. 113390)
A "show of force",, "shock and awe".....a flyover?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: P51DMustang 7/3/2019 7:02:23 PM (No. 113397)
What comes next, all hell breaks lose for the Mooolas, then nothing but glass.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bpl40 7/3/2019 7:36:08 PM (No. 113438)
What comes next? Hopefully a glass parking lot.
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