Trump says Iran not in compliance with nuclear deal

Pauline Gross
August 11, 2017

Rand's Nader said the Trump administration would be wise to not push for more inspections of Iran just for the sake of testing the nuclear deal. He has dubbed it "the worst deal ever negotiated".

The accord gave Iran relief from sanctions in exchange for accepting curbs to its ability to make material for nuclear weapons.

The IAEA polices restrictions the deal placed on Iran's nuclear activities.

Adding to worries Iran will try and take advantage of the US focus on North Korea, a top aide to supreme leader Kim Jong-Un is on a ten day trip to meet with Iranian leaders in Tehran, according to official North Korean news reports.

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, since his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. But they're partners in so many ways - other than both holding US hostages - from the weapons trade to circumvention of sanctions that every action coming out of Pyongyang needs to be weighed in broader context of the Iran relationship, and even as a test run of Iran's ultimate ambitions for its own weapons capability.

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Iran is paying close attention to the untested dynamics of a new world order in which the Patton-admiring President of the United States vacillates in a love-disappointment relationship with China, has nary a bad word to say about the Kremlin, comes to loggerheads with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and may or may not call quits on the Iran nuclear deal. "North Korea was helping Iran, but now Iran is helping North Korea with technology for inter-continental ballistic missiles".

However, the US Senate and Treasury Department have imposed new sanctions against the Islamic Republic and several Iranian companies and individuals in recent months over its national missile program, which is not in breach of the JCPOA.

Walker also said that, if the Trump administration can't keep both issues in-check at the same time, "they should quit and go home".

On August 2, Trump signed a bill on new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, with the new restrictive measures targeting the Russian financial and energy sectors.

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