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Iran nuke deal critic hopes president won't recertify

Iran nuke deal critic hopes president won't recertify”

Experts have pointed out that the missile, which Iran claimed it successfully tested Saturday, shares many resemblances with North Korea's Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile.

The video of the missile launch appears to be from a failed test in January, with USA intelligence having detected no such activity in the "just" timeframe Trump mentioned above.

One has to wonder if Iran's declaration of a missile test was itself a test just to see if the President would tweet about it.

The U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program will be a headache for everyone, said Mikhail Ulyanov. The world awaits President Trump's decision - due October 15 - on how he will handle the 2015 deal with Tehran that curbed Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of worldwide sanctions.

European leaders warned against dismantling the deal last week at the United Nations, amid repeated challenges from President Donald Trump, who described the agreement as an "embarrassment".

President Trump has kept the global community on edge over the fate of the deal, which some administration backers say is an effort by Washington to renegotiate some of the more controversial elements of the nuclear pact.

What's new, he said, is that Iran says its ballistic missiles can carry multiple warheads and maybe several cluster bombs. Two weeks later, Iran announced it would allocate an additional $260 million for missile development and an equal amount to its Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, the Guard's unit responsible for overseas operations.

The North Korean government, led by dictator Kim Jong Un, disallows most of its 24 million people to travel to foreign countries including the United States, except in special cases like jobs that bring in foreign currency or participation in sporting events.

Zarif went on to say the agreement has been reached.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, asked by Al-Monitor if Iran would be open to possible talks on an additional or follow-on accord, insisted Iran won't renegotiate the JCPOA, but is always happy to talk.

According to Western diplomatic sources in Moscow, Kim Yong Nam, chairman of the Supreme Assembly of North Korea, took flights via Russian Federation when he visited Iran in August with many military experts in tow.

Cardin urged Trump to heed the call of US Europe allies who early this week called on Washington to preserve deal.

Trump has repeatedly criticized the JCPOA, calling it "one of the worst deals in history". In July, the USA imposed new sanctions on Iran in response to its missile programme.

"There is a near consensus among skeptics and supporters", adds Einhorn, "that the deal is imperfect and has shortcomings we have to correct, [especially] the sunset provisions".

Dunford told senators that Iran was complying with the deal. Some nuclear sanctions were waived, and Congress has 60 days to make that decision. In regards to Saudi Arabia's stance, they have been pursuing a cold war with Iran since the Iranian Revolution as Iran's republicanism poses an existential threat to the monarchy.

Experts say the European countries want to keep the deal alive due to their multi-billion dollar investments in Iran's oil industry.



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