Russia giving cover to Iran could doom nuclear deal as Trump considers whether to certify

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  1. shockedcanadian

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    This is the problem with trusting such an untrustworthy nation. These problems and political battles were bound to arise, especially with so many flakey leaders in Europe unwilling to hold them to account.

    All of these nations say they want peace, but then they pursue weapons meant to destroy the world. When those in the Manhattan Project claimed after they feared their work might one day end civilization, they knew what the future might hold once the genie was out of the bottle.

    Bottom line. Time to limit those with nukes, and if possible, even turn back the clock. If the 1980's almost lead to an agreement between Russia and America to limit and even discuss elimination, it's time for the world to agree less of these weapons is vital for our species survival.

    Russia giving cover to Iran could doom nuclear deal as Trump considers whether to certify

    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley indicated Thursday that Russia was shielding Iran by blocking the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from verifying part of the deal. The IAEA initially revealed the news to a reporter in a Q&A. Meanwhile, under a requirement from Congress, Trump must choose whether to certify the deal by October 15.

    Yukiya Amano, the IAEA Director General, told Reuters that his agency’s “tools are limited,” regarding verification of section T in the nuclear deal.

    Section T of the Iran nuclear deal, which is also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), prohibits activities related to “design and development” of a nuclear weapon.

    Amano told Reuters that the Russians don’t believe the IAEA has a mandate for that particular section of the agreement.

    In response to his admission, Haley, not referring to Russia by name in her statement, said that for the deal to have meaning, “the parties must have a common understanding of its terms.”

    Now it appears that some countries are attempting to shield Iran from even more inspections. Without inspections, the Iran deal is an empty promise,” she said in the statement released Thursday.

    The United States Mission to the U.N. when asked for further comment on Haley’s views on certification and on whether the deal is failing because of Iranian noncompliance referred Fox News to Haley’s latest statement and a speech she made to the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, D.C. in September.

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