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US is about to cancel Iran nuclear deal

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Several US diplomats, security experts, and other former officials have urged the US president Donald Trump to leave the Iran nuclear deal, The Washington Examiner News reported.

Up to forty-five former security officials, including many who served in Republican administrations in senior positions overseeing nuclear weapons, arms control, nonproliferation, and intelligence, wrote Trump Wednesday calling on him to pursue a plan offered by former UN Ambassador John Bolton.

Bolton's plan calls for abrogation of the deal, in consultation with UK, France, Germany, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, over what he considers "outright violations and other unacceptable Iranian behavior" under the Iran deal's Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). 

His approach also calls for more stringent new sanctions to bar permanently the transfer of nuclear technology to Tehran. 

He also urges new sanctions in response to Iran's sponsorship of terrorism and efforts and provocative actions that have destabilized the Middle East.

Under the JCPOA, the Trump administration is required to recertify periodically that Iran is in complying with the terms of the nuclear agreement. 

The officials, in the letter, are urging Trump not to recertify the agreement next month.

"We also call on your administration to declare to Congress next month that Iran has not been complying with this agreement and that it is not in the national security interests of the United States," the letter said.

President Trump announced Wednesday he has made a decision that he will reveal soon concerning the fate of the deal he called an "embarrassment to the United States" in his first speech to the UN General Assembly.
Last Modified: Saturday، 23 September 2017 03:00 PM
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