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Iran Nuclear Deal Near-Impossible to Renegotiate, but May Be in Trouble Anyway

By INU Staff 

INU  With the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump just days away, international dialogue about the Iran nuclear agreement remained inconsistent on Tuesday, with multiple reports citing Iranian and European officials as saying that the deal is safe while prospective members of the Trump White House continue to stoke doubts about its long-term viability. The BBC, for instance, noted that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had simply dismissed Trump’s threats to the agreement as mere “slogans.”

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Reclaim Illegally Seized Property Iran is Built On to Pressure Regime  

 President-elect Donald Trump’s famous words, calling the Iran nuclear agreement the worst deal ever negotiated” by the United States government, but in his January 5 article for The Hill, Kenneth R. Timmerman, the 2012 Republican Congressional nominee for MD-8, writes about some other options for ratcheting up pressure on the Iranian regime that the incoming president and Congress can enact unilaterally.

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Iran More Aggressive as Nuclear Deal Fails

“Wasn’t President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal — what he considers his top foreign-policy achievement — supposed to mellow the mullahs?  If so, it’s failing. Badly. As Washington’s transition to President Trump fast approaches, Iran is acting increasingly aggressive.”

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Iran's Record of Violations in 2016, After JCPOA

In an article for the Gatestone Institute International Policy council, published December 27, Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, political scientists and Harvard University scholar, president of the International American Council on the Middle East, makes several points.

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In its Last Days, Obama Administration Clings to Hope of a Positive Role for Iran

On Friday, Fox News published an editorial on the topic of recent nuclear threats from North Korea. As well as being a longstanding thorn in the side of the United States, the Korean dictatorship’s obsession with nuclear weapons development has also variously exposed the cooperation between Iran and other enemies of Western democracies.

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Iran' Double Edged Sword: Renegotiation vs. Enforcement

“Forget China and underwater drones, forget Russian hacks and leaks, because it’s all a sideshow: America’s big-ticket foreign-policy issue is still the Iran deal. Donald Trump has promised to rip it up on day one of his presidency, but that’s not going to happen because it means the freshly minted commander-in-chief may have America poised for conflict with the leading state sponsor of terror before the band even starts to warm up for the inaugural ball next month at the newly opened Trump International Hotel,” is reported by Lee Smith for the Tablet.

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Iran Breaking News - Protest gathering by families of political prisoners in front of Rouhani's office

 According to latest news from Iran, more than 100 families of political prisoners in Iran, in particular the families of Ward 350...

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