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 whether the proposed arrangements would give an undue advantage to the government of Bashar al-Assad.

It was reported on Tuesday that the latest talks among representatives of Russia, Turkey, and Iran had resulted in no breakthrough on the topic of a framework for a new Syrian constitution, which would ostensibly restore stability to the country after a devastating civil war that has lasted more than seven years.

Trump announced on May 8 that the US was pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Following his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump indicated that he might be prepared to turn his attention to the issue of Iran’s nuclear program and other troubling behaviors. Trump announced on May 8 that the US was pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which had been spearheaded by his predecessor and finalized between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, in July 2015. He is now describing his plans as the pursuit of a “real deal,” in contrast to an agreement that he had decried for restricting Iran’s nuclear activities only on a temporary basis while failing to address its ballistic missile program or its regional interventions.

On Wednesday, Agence France Presse reported upon some of the European responses to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s recent announcement that his country was preparing for an expansion of its uranium enrichment activities, in anticipation of a collapse of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal following US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the deal last month.

Syrian democratic opposition had urged the US and its allies to increase pressure on the Iranian regime

Thursday, Reuters reported that the Syrian democratic opposition had urged the US and its allies to increase pressure on the Iranian regime to cease its interference in the Syrian Civil War and its support of the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad. Specifically, Nasr Hariri of the Syrian Negotiation Commission spoke at a meeting in Brussels to suggest that US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal could open the door to just such an increase in pressure.

On Monday morning, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered his first foreign policy speech since being sworn in about three weeks earlier. Speaking at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., he outlined the strategy to be adopted by the White House in the aftermath of the President Donald Trump pulling the US out of the 2015 nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Since taking office in 2013, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been subject to near-constant criticism regarding the mismatch between his public statements and his administration’s actual actions with regard to human rights and freedom of speech.

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