Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the nuclear deal with Iran, renews sanctions

quote [ President Trump abrogated the Iran nuclear agreement Tuesday and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran, a decision likely to anger allies who fear the prospect of a nuclear arms race in the heart of the Middle East. "The Iran deal is defective at its core," Trump said during a speech at the White House. ]

What a fucking idiot. Now Bolton can get his war with Iran.

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Kama-Kiri said @ 11:42pm GMT on 8th May
Seems to be the Paris accord redux, and Trump's standard "deal-making" modus operandi; noisily claim the deal is bad, pull out, renegotiate for better terms.

The Iran deal was probably sweeter for Iran than the US, or at least that is a valid argument. It can also be said that it was in America's long term interest to see it through despite this. The cynical view is that he deal wouldn't have changed much anyway: Iran is on Russia's and Syria's team, and is will continue to act against US on multiple fronts deal or no deal.


Kama-Kiri said @ 11:48pm GMT on 8th May
Seems to be the Paris accord redux, and Trump's standard "deal-making" modus operandi; noisily claim the deal is bad, pull out, renegotiate for better terms.

The Iran deal was probably sweeter for Iran than the US, or at least that is a valid argument. It can also be said that it was in America's long term interest to see it through despite this. The cynical view is that he deal wouldn't have changed much anyway: Iran is on Russia's and Syria's team, and will continue to act against US allies on multiple fronts.

If you take the latter position, which I tend to, then the US is just giving up leverage by making overtures now without getting further concessions above and beyond just the nuclear program. At least Israel seems to think so, and that's who is calling the shots on this anyway.



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Kama-Kiri said @ 11:42pm GMT on 8th May
Seems to be the Paris accord redux, and Trump's standard "deal-making" modus operandi; noisily claim the deal is bad, pull out, renegotiate for better terms.

The Iran deal was probably sweeter for Iran than the US, or at least that is a valid argument. It can also be said that it was in America's long term interest to see it through despite this. The cynical view is that he deal wouldn't have changed much anyway: Iran is on Russia's and Syria's team, and will continue to act against US allies on multiple fronts.

If you take the latter position, which I tend to, then the US is just giving up leverage by making overtures now without getting further concessions above and beyond just the nuclear program. At least Israel seems to think so, and that's who is calling the shots on this anyway.




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