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EU's SPV for Iran: Failed Already?

By Jubin Katiraie

The EU announced the establishment of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to handle trade between EU countries and the Iranian regime on January 31, but this received significantly less positive media attention than some of its defenders would have liked. In fact, many in the media questioned why INSTEX was even created and what good it would do. This is far from the miracle cure that Iran was hoping for and more akin to putting a band-aid on a bullet hole.

Why was INSTEX created?

Iran Nuclear Head Brags About Violating JCPOA

By Pooya Stone

The head of Iran’s Atomic Agency has bragged about violating the 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, by never fully dismantling their nuclear sites.

Ali Akbar Salehi told state news agency IRNA on Wednesday that the country had not filled its reactor with cement, but had instead only destroyed the tubes that the fuel goes through, having already bought replacement tubes that they hid from the West.

Iranian Ballistic Missile Testing

Iran Focus

London, 29 Jan - Prior to the US exit from the Iran nuclear deal last May, it was negotiating with the EU to coordinate pressure on Iran to fill gaps in the deal – specifically Iranian global terrorism and ballistic missile testing. There were other issues that the US wanted to address, but they were not part of the package, and the Trump administration decided to break with the EU and confront Tehran alone.

Iran's Plans to Enhance Enrichment

By Jubin Katiraie

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), or 2015 Iran nuclear deal as it is commonly known, has been in place for three years now. The aim of the deal was to curb the nuclear threat from Iran, but it has ended up being one of the most controversial deals ever negotiated in recent years.

Even during the negotiations, there were those that were strongly for it, and those that were strongly against it. Obama argued that it was absolutely essential to have this deal in place and he promised that it would lead to the belligerent Iranian regime becoming more moderate.

US President Donald Trump، French President Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel

Iran Focus

London, 28 Jan - U.S. President Donald Trump exited the 2015 Iran nuclear deal last year as promised. He clearly stated that he would not allow the terrorist and criminal Mullahs ruling Iran to continue benefiting from a deal that only Iran benefitted from. Trump explained that the nuclear agreement guaranteed a nuclear arms race in the region instead of curbing the Iran threat. Trump also spoke about the people of Iran who are systematically being denied the most basic of human rights.

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