Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Iran may learn to its cost the grave danger of provoking Trump

Iran may learn to its cost the grave danger of provoking Trump

Robert Wood, the USA disarmament ambassador, said on April 19 that the United States was having "intense" discussions with Britain, France, and Germany ahead of the May 12 deadline when Trump must either sign a waiver or allow sanctions against Iran to resume.

"Iran has several options if the United States leaves the nuclear deal".

The initiative came as U.S. President Donald Trump has set a May 12 deadline to either improve or scrap the deal providing Iran with relief from sanctions in return for curbs on its atomic program.

During the visit, the two presidents are expected to discuss the landmark 2015 nuclear deal signed by the U.S. and other world powers and Iran, the official said. -European pressure on Iran's behavior in the region without unilaterally killing the deal. But Mr. Trump has vowed to withdraw unless European allies agree to address three main administration concerns: expiring limits on Iran's nuclear program, Tehran's ballistic-missile.

Trump visited Paris in July 2017, weeks after the US withdrew from the Paris climate accord.

Britain, France and Germany have been engaged in "intensive talks" with Washington to maintain support for the Iran nuclear deal beyond the May 12 deadline, but nothing has yet to be agreed.

The parliamentarians' urgent plea for Congress to prevent Trump from ripping up the landmark nuclear accord comes just over a week after Bolton officially began his job as the president's chief national security adviser.

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and missile testing
When the leader seemed to indicate he would cease his activities if Trump would meet with him, the USA president took the bait. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday.

He underlined the importance of the JCPOA to expand and develop cooperation and bilateral interactions and added, "The JCPOA is a big achievement of diplomacy at the global scene and it is unfortunately in danger because of challenges and obstructions set up by the Trump administration", highlighted the Iranian senior diplomat.

United Nations nuclear inspectors have repeatedly verified Iranian compliance with the deal.

Multiple sources told the Free Beacon that the former secretary of state repeatedly tried to push his own diplomatic agenda, especially on Iran, and the Trump administration simply had enough.

Pompeo, now Central Intelligence Agency director, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin - have hinted at the possibility of continuing talks, either about a fix or about a whole new deal. Iran has said its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes and its ballistic missiles exclusively for defense. You've got to work the North Korea side of it as well, because I do think there's cooperation both on ballistic missiles and the nuclear side.

"We hope this state visit will advance things in the right direction", an aide to Macron said, according to The Wall Street Journal.

"We know the deal with Iran is far from ideal: But no deal means no inspections".

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