Iran Nuclear NewsFuture of The Iran Nuclear Deal

Future of The Iran Nuclear Deal

-

Iran Focus

London, 19 Mar – The meeting between US President Donald Trump and the Saudi Crown Prince is due to take place shortly. Their discussions will place emphasis on finding a solution to curb Iran’s belligerence across the Middle East. It is also expected that much will be said about the US position with regards to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Since the announcement of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s firing, there has been much speculation about the future of the nuclear agreement. Many, including officials in Europe and Iran, have said that the departure of the Secretary of State is a clear indication that Trump plans to pull out of the deal and impose more sanctions on Iran.

More fuel was added to the speculation with Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s visit to Washington a few days after the announcement.

In 2015, the nuclear deal was signed in an effort to put a stop to Iran’s nuclear enrichment. However, it did not have the intended outcome because Iran just increased its military activities in the region. It has also led to Iran upping its ballistic missile program which has ironically given Iran the means to launch a nuclear weapon.

Those that describe the deal as a failure are correct in that it has just increased Iran’s belligerence outside its own borders. It has made Iran more and bolder in its acts and has had the opposite effect of Iran calming down on its aggressive policies. Development in the country and peace is clearly not on the cards for Iran.

The United States is in the position to change the future of the nuclear deal. President Trump holds the power as to whether the deal will actually remain intact and US officials have been keen to try and persuade Europe to stop appeasing Iran and fix the deal’s major flaws.

Europe, although it is not appeasing Iran to the extent former US President Barack Obama did, is passively letting Iran get away with extreme acts of belligerence that are having profound effects on different nations in the region and the millions of people in Iran.

Europe has been unwilling to impose economic sanctions that target Iran, the Lebanese Hezbollah, and all the entities and groups that support them. It is these types of sanctions that will make a difference, and by Europe’s refusal to impose them, Iran will continue as it has been.

It seems like Trump is making one final effort to make a difference with regards to Iran. Although he has mentioned on numerous occasions – even before taking office – that he wants to scrap the deal, he has given his European colleagues a chance to ensure the United States remains part of it. However, he has made it clear that unless there are meaningful changes that bring real changes to the Iran’s behaviour, he will not be involved.

So, it is now up to Europe to decide what the future holds.

Latest news

Sale of Iran’s Historical Items; Is There Anything Left To Sell?

Some of the members of the Iranian regime’s parliament have submitted a plan on the 'optimal use of antiquities...

Iran: Bread Protests Are on Way, Stronger Than Gas Protests

Observers in Iran believe that nationwide protests and uprisings are underway following the Iranian regime’s decision to increase the...

Iran: Tax Pressure on the People and Exemption for the ‘Super Rich’

In a critical situation where most of the Iranian regime’s officials and media outlets are warning its leaders to...

Iran’s Regime and Its Expertise in Reversing the Truth

In order to get an insight into the Iranian regime’s real behavior and culture, you first need to analyze...

Capital Outflow Intensified in Iran

One of the current major crises in Iran’s economy is the capital outflow, which is implemented by the regime’s...

The Incurable Housing Crisis in Iran

After Ebrahim Raisi took office last year as the Iranian regime’s President, he promised to build one million houses...

Must read

Angry Iranians burn petrol station over rationing

Reuters: Angry Iranians set fire to a Tehran petrol...

U.S. monitors Iran border for insurgents

AP: Worried about people sneaking in from Iran, U.S....

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you