Trump Exists Iran Nuclear Deal,Restores Tough Economic Sanctions on Tehran Regime.

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    US President Donald Trump finally exited the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, pledging at a special briefing at the White House that he will immediately impose the “highest level of economic sanctions” to deter the Tehran regime’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.

    Trump declared, “We will not allow a regime that chants ‘Death to America’ to gain access to the most dangerous weapons on the Earth.”

    Under a congressional act passed in September 2015, the US president is required to certify Iranian compliance with the JCPOA — the technical name for the nuclear deal — every 90 days. Trump had certified Iranian compliance three times during his presidency, despite slamming the JCPOA — the signature diplomatic achievement of the previous Obama Administration — as “the worst deal ever.”

    Trump was no less forgiving of his predecessor on Tuesday, stating that the “disastrous deal gave this regime — a regime of great terror — many billions of dollars, some of it in actual cash.


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    ^^ Trump was also careful to stress American support for Iran’s people, who had suffered for “nearly 40 years since this dictatorship seized power.”

    “The future of Iran belongs to its people,” Trump said. “There has been enough suffering, death and destruction — let it end now.” A subsequent statement from the White House Press Secretary stressed that in addition to “never developing a nuclear weapon,” Trump expected the Iranian leadership to end “its publicly declared quest to destroy Israel” as well as its “grievous human rights abuses.”
     
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    We can only hope prayer works to save the unfortunate Iranian people. Between an absurd theocratic régime in Tehran and a hostile superpower intent on continuing to intervene (1953 wasn't enough), this wonderful country and people suffer needlessly and excessively. Nothing seems possible to save them, thus, pray is all one can do.
     
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    Trying to starve a population with sanctions is a great way to support them and win hearts and minds.
    It was a definite winner in Iraq.
     
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    A better option would be to surreptitiously deliver useful consumer goods directly to the Iranian population in the name of American friendship. That would be cheaper than the weapons needed to fight them.
     
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    Sanctions only work if everyone does them.

    France
    Great Britain
    Germany
    Russia
    China
    and the rest of the world refuses.

    The US with it's one man wrecking crew. What a joke. A laughingstock. Even worse than Bush.
     
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    ...well, worse than Bush? We don't need to exaggerate.
     
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    How would that prevent the regime from making nuclear weapons or get it to end its support for terrorism or end its imperialist adventures? There is simply no way to force Iran to capitulate on these issues without hurting the Iranian people just as there was not way to stop the nazis or Japanese without hurting the German and Japanese people.
     
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    Perhaps "force" is not the way at all.
     
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    There is no other way.
     

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