Trump refuses to recertify Obama’s Iran deal

By Bob Unruh


President Trump Friday refused to recertify Barack Obama’s expensive Iran nuclear deal, which cost American taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in cash, telling members of Congress there are “many serious flaws” that need to be addressed.

The decision not to recertify the deal doesn’t mean it collapses immediately. In fact, things stay pretty much as they are while Congress now has 60 days to review the issues and decide what, if anything, to do.

But Trump does have the authority, as president, to simply drop out at any time he would choose, a move that undoubtedly would send shock waves through Iran and the other world powers involved.

Trump warned that Iran is under the control “of a fanatic regime” and it repeatedly has attacked and killed Americans over the years.

That aggression, he said, “continues to this day.”

Several senators already have made some proposals for changes, and other world leaders have expressed concern.

Mark Taylor and Mary Colbert write in “The Trump Prophecies” about the miracle of the 2016 election and what the Body of Christ should do now for the nation.

Other nations involved are Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia.

German officials of late have taken to issuing warnings that if the U.S. doesn’t support what they want, it could damage relations with Europe.

Russian officials say they believe Iran would walk away from the deal – with the $1.7 billion in American cash they’ve already taken – if the U.S. leaves.

Trump’s “new strategy” will have the U.S. crack down on anything outside of the nuclear deal, which was supposed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

“That strategy will focus on Iran’s ballistic missile testing, destabilizing activities throughout the region in countries like Yemen and Syria, and the violence of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, an arm of the Iranian military, the administration said,” according to a report in the Examiner.

“The Trump administration’s Iran policy will address the totality of these threats from and malign activities by the government of Iran and will seek to bring about a change in the Iranian’s regime’s behavior,” the White House said.

Trump’s statement said, “It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction.”

The statement continued, “We will work to deny the Iranian regime – and especially the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – funding for its malign activities, and oppose IRGC activities that extort the wealth of the Iranian people. We will rally the international community to condemn the IRGC’s gross violations of human rights and its unjust detention of American citizens and other foreigners on specious charges.”

The administration specifically wants to renegotiate the provisions on inspections.

A report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin explained the deal actually allows no provisions for real inspections.

The Middle East Media Research Institute reported it’s because “the inspection procedure takes place only at sites where Iran has agreed to allow inspection, that is, sites Iran itself has declared as nuclear sites, but not at any other sites in Iran, including military sites.”

“The Obama administration and the countries party to the JCPOA designed the JCPOA in a way that on the one hand they can claim that a robust inspection is being applied while on the other hand they allowed Iran to evade inspection in all other sites.”

MEMRI said: “Recently, Western officials and commentators who support the JCPOA began to address two issues related to the JCPOA that they themselves admit to be problems that must be addressed. However, these issues – Iran’s development of long-range ballistic missiles, and the sunset clause, which refers to the removal, in eight to 10 years, of the restrictions on Iran set out in the agreement – are either not part of the JCPOA, i.e. the missiles, or are a long way off, i.e. the sunset clause, and therefore need not necessarily be addressed immediately.

“Thus, by raising these two issues they are diverting attention from the main, critical problem in the agreement which does require immediate attention: its lack of real inspection. This problem came up again recently when it was reported that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had chosen to refrain from inspecting sites in Iran based on information submitted to it about possible violations.

“It should be clarified that when Iran, the IAEA, and the heads of the parties to the JCPOA reiterate that there is robust, intrusive, and unprecedented inspection, they are perpetuating the false depiction of the section of the JCPOA concerning inspection.”

Mark Taylor and Mary Colbert write in “The Trump Prophecies” about the miracle of the 2016 election and what the Body of Christ should do now for the nation.

Source:: World Net Daily – World

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