The crisis regarding the 2015 nuclear agreement is increasing day by day due to Tehran practicing new violations, and Paris has warned that Tehran is putting the chance of reaching an agreement at risk.
Iran’s nuclear program poses a very serious threat to Israel, Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg, the head of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), told President Isaac Herzog on Tuesday.
France’s foreign ministry said on Monday that Iran was endangering the chance of concluding an accord with world powers over reviving its 2015 nuclear deal if it did not return to the negotiating table soon.
Iran’s outgoing president Hassan Rouhani has once again said that if his government had not been restricted in nuclear negotiations, sanctions would have been lifted earlier this year and the country’s battered economy would have started to recover.
In an Editorial Board opinion article, the Wall Street Journal has said that Iran’s demand to make a future withdrawal of the United States from a revived nuclear deal contingent on UN approval is unconstitutional.
It becomes clear that the Vienna talks with the Iranian regime’s current government have failed. And the Iranian government announced that Iran’s nuclear negotiations with world powers should wait until the formation of the new government. This made clear that the negotiations are not implemented by Hassan Rouhani’s government, but by the highest-ranking official in this regime, the supreme leader Ali Khamenei, who has decided to move the negotiation process to the next government to gain the regime’s desired goals.
France and Germany have been cheerleading for the Iranian nuclear deal for a long time. When Joe Biden announced he wanted back in the deal, Paris and Berlin turned cartwheels. Indeed, they urged Washington to run with that ball—fast. “Playing for time is in no one’s interest,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas declared.
A former Iranian diplomat, Hassan Kazemi Qomi says Tehran intends to create a new regional security and cooperation order and strengthen its allies. In an interview with Etemad Online (link is external) he said that this policy is based on collective security in the region with the participation of regional states, without the presence of the United States.
As a radical shift in the Iranian media’s narrative regarding the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal is becoming evident daily, IRGC-linked news agency Fars carried an interview with hardline commentator Foad Izadi who dismissed President Hassan Rouhani’s recent remarks about his success in furthering the negotiations over the nuclear issue. He made the assertion that despite Rouhani’s claim there is no chance to revive the agreement.
Iran is not prepared to resume negotiations on coming back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal until Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi’s administration has begun, a diplomatic source said on Wednesday.
The “extortionist” practices of the Islamic Republic of Iran were thrown into sharp relief on Tuesday at the largest-ever meeting of former hostages of the regime and current victims’ families.