Politics 5 reasons that Trump hates the Iran deal

05:25  13 october  2017
05:25  13 october  2017 Source:   MSN

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  Iran president: 10 Trumps can't roll back nuke deal benefits Iran's president defended the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers on Saturday, saying not even 10 Donald Trumps can roll back its benefits to his country, state TV reported. Hassan Rouhani's comments came as President Donald Trump appears to be stepping back from his campaign pledge to tear up the deal, instead aiming to take other measures against Iran and its affiliates.State TV broadcast Rouhani while addressing students at Tehran University, marking the beginning of the educational year."We have achieved benefits that are irreversible. Nobody can roll them back, neither Trump, nor 10 other Trumps," he said.

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Trump speaks at Washington rally against the Iran deal back in September 2015. He dislikes the Iran deal for one and only one reason , the same reason he hates NAFTA, TPP, etc.: it is a deal entered into by the United States before he became President.

President Trump speaks at the 72nd U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 19, 2017, in New York City.© Spencer Platt/Getty Images President Trump speaks at the 72nd U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 19, 2017, in New York City.

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President Trump hasn't been shy expressing his distaste for the Iran nuclear deal negotiated under his predecessor. He has called the 2015 agreement disastrous, horrible, and one-sided, and he has vowed to get rid of it or renegotiate the terms. Trump has already given his approval twice to preserve the agreement, albeit grudgingly. But now, he is poised to go a step further, potentially setting it on the path to oblivion.

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1. Trump has to keep praising Iran every 90 days, and he fucking hates it. The reasoning here is that the US is supposed to be normalizing trade, and sanctioning Iran for behaviors that, to be clear, aren't covered by the deal , hurts Tehran.

Trump ’s Reasons for Scrapping the Iran Deal Are the Definition of Self-Destructive. Can we just all say out loud the real reasons that Trump hates this deal . I'm not sure which is more important, but: 1. There is no Trump Hotel in Tehran.

Trump must decide by Sunday whether to certify again that Iran is complying with its commitments under the deal. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — which took 13 years to negotiate but was accelerated in the last two years of the Obama administration — restricts Iran's nuclear program and lifts some sanctions. According to people briefed on his strategy, Trump plans to decertify Iran's compliance and send the matter to Congress, which will have 60 days to decide whether to snap back into effect the U.S. sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the deal.

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Despite Trump's disdain for what he considers a failed policy and the “worst deal ever,” many top officials in his administration support staying in. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis considers the deal vital to the national security interest of the United States.

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And yet, there are still good reasons to be skeptical. Here are five : 1. The talks might still break down. Similarly, the deal envisions Iran reducing its stockpiles of uranium — that is to say, reducing the stockpiles we know about.

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So why does Trump hate the deal so much? Here are some reasons:

1. Iran got money from it.

When Trump was running for office, he often brought up this line: “We give them $150 billion, we get nothing.” He referenced it in a New York Times interview and on stage during the second presidential debate. Trump's chief complaint was that the U.S. forked over a massive sum of money in a “one-sided transaction.” But that's not accurate.

The money belonged to Iran, mostly from limited, legal oil sales. It was frozen in banks around the world because of sanctions on its nuclear program. The release of the money was part of the negotiated deal.

And Iran got much less. The total unfrozen accounts yielded about $100 billion. The Treasury Department estimated that Iran got roughly half that — and some say it got much less — after debts were paid. Other assets not tied to its nuclear program are still frozen.

5 reasons that Trump hates the Iran deal

  5 reasons that Trump hates the Iran deal Trump says Iran got billions, and the United States got nothing.President Trump hasn't been shy expressing his distaste for the Iran nuclear deal negotiated under his predecessor. He has called the 2015 agreement disastrous, horrible, and one-sided, and he has vowed to get rid of it or renegotiate the terms. Trump has already given his approval twice to preserve the agreement, albeit grudgingly. But now, he is poised to go a step further, potentially setting it on the path to oblivion.

But she appeared to lay the groundwork for Trump to declare that Iran is in violation of the deal . For some reason , you prefer the narrative of CNN et al. Suit yourself. The civil war in Syria is a foreign The secret of the strategic alliance among Iran and al-Qaeda and ISIS. Persians hate the Arabs.

During the 2016 campaign, he repeatedly complained about the money we “gave” Iran (in fact, we agreed to release Iranian funds that had been frozen in Western banks), but these days he can’t seem to offer a reason that it was supposedly the worst deal in history.

2. The deal does not prevent Iran from testing ballistic missiles.

Trump got fired up in September, tweeting that Iran had tested a ballistic missile. “Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel,” he wrote. “They are also working with North Korea. Not much of an agreement we have!” In fact, video footage released by Iran's state media showed a failed missile launch in January — not a live launch.

The nuclear deal was limited to the nuclear program. The rationale was that it would be better to confront Iran over other contentious issues if it didn't have enough fissile material to build a nuclear bomb. Those issues were always intended to be addressed separately. Iran, without a nuclear bomb, had more sanctions on it than North Korea, which possesses several.

3. The inspectors have limited monitoring powers.

Trump has complained that the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. organization responsible for inspecting Iran's facilities,  does not have sufficient monitoring powers over the nuclear facilities. He and other critics say the inspectors have no access to closed military sites where any suspect work might be done in secrecy.

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So now The Donald is speaking next Wednesday at an anti- Iran deal rally sponsored by three hate groups. We will not share your email with anyone for any reason . Do I think that documenting the hateful history of the groups co-sponsoring the rally will sway Trump to cancel?

If a Republican wins the White House in 2016, the landmark Iran nuclear deal that was announced Tuesday morning might be short lived. "So, we're finally seeing some deals happening, the art of the dealer is dealing it up with his art out there," Colbert said, and it might be because Trump finds it

Actually, the agreement does make some provision for inspecting military sites. But in requesting access, the IAEA must show Iran the basis for its concern. Iranian officials have repeatedly said the military sites are off-limits to the IAEA.

4. Some parts of the agreement are not permanent.

This was the part of the deal that took the longest to negotiate. Various “sunset provisions” stipulate expiration dates for restrictions imposed on Iran’s nuclear program. Critics say that when they expire, Iran will be freed to build or acquire nuclear weapons.

Some of the limits, such as those on centrifuges and on research and development of more-advanced ones, end in 2025. Others last longer. Some restrictions that make it hard for Iran for build nuclear weapons remain in place indefinitely. Iran did agree to never build nuclear weapons.

5. Iran has not ‘lived up to the spirit' of the agreement

Last week, in a meeting of military leaders, Trump said that Iran has not “lived up to the spirit of their agreement.”

In accusing Iran of falling down on the deal's expectations, administration officials cite a phrase in the preamble, in which the signatories “anticipate that full implementation of this JCPOA will positively contribute to regional and international peace and security.” Trump claims Iran is defaulting on its promises by supporting Bashar al-Assad in Syria, supporting militias in other countries, and developing ballistic missiles for what Iran says is self-defense.

No one disagrees that Iran's activities are a destabilizing influence in the region. But the six world powers that negotiated the deal with Iran said at the time it was solely about Iran's nuclear program. A primary goal was to ensure that regional tensions did not lead to a nuclear arms race.

Iran's supreme leader accuses Trump of ranting and lying .
The country's supreme leader attacks the U.S. president for threatening to abandon the nuclear deal."I don't want to waste time on answering the rants and whoppers of the brute U.S. president," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.

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