USA, European Union Violate Nuclear Deal, Iran Says

08 March, 2018, 01:36 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • UN Nuclear Watchdog: Iran-Accord Failure Would Be 'Great Loss'

His statements have not been warmly received in Iran, with Zarif telling Monday's reformist Etemad newspaper: "In order to keep the United States in the Iran nuclear deal, European countries are suffering from extremism and this will ultimately undermine Europe's policy".

Le Drian was in Tehran on a delicate mission to reaffirm Europe's support for a nuclear deal that opened Iran's economy while echoing US concern about Tehran's missile programme and role in regional conflicts.

Zarif further accused the U.S. of failing to fulfill its commitments under the agreement.

France's foreign minister visited Iran on Monday on a delicate mission to affirm Europe's support for a nuclear deal that opened Iran's economy while echoing U.S. concern about Tehran's missile programme and role in regional conflicts.

Netanyahu's central argument is that if the U.S. were to put in place new sanctions against Iran, countries throughout the world would be forced to choose between access to the Iranian economy, with its GDP of approximately $500 billion, and the American economy, with its GDP of almost $20 trillion.

French diplomatic source reported Le Drian saying: "We're not going to be Donald Trump's envoys or Iran's defence lawyers".

After his talks, he was due to inaugurate a new exhibition with works from the Louvre Museum in Tehran.


Zarif stressed that Iran can not be pushed around and warned that "any action to satisfy the party that has most violated the nuclear agreement is useless".

Iran's ballistic missile capacity and position "worries us enormously", Le Drian said last week at a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, indicating that the range of what is needed for purely defensive purposes.

The top French diplomat is scheduled to hold talks with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, and President Hassan Rouhani during the day-long visit.

"The country's defense capabilities will continue non-stop and foreigners do not have the right to enter this field", Jazayeri said Monday, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. Iran's armed forces spokesman said Saturday there could be no talks on the country's missile program without the West's destruction of its own nuclear weapons and long-range missiles first.

The French government has also raised concerns over Iran's ballistic missile research.

As stated by Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, when commenting on Donald Trump's threat; it would be possible for Iran to produce 20 percent enriched uranium at its Fordo plant, within four days of the nuclear deal collapsing.

During his stay, Le Drian is also expected to discuss bilateral ties.

Recommended:



Popular

Evening scattered wintry mix, scattered snow showers overnight
The lack of early snow accumulation had many doubting that a major winter storm was underway - if social media is any indication. Roads may be slick first thing in the morning, especially secondary roads, but they should all turn wet quickly after sunrise.

Qualcomm takeover battle intervention shows U.S. security panel's expanding reach
Inevitably Broadcom has whacked out a retaliatory PR entitled " Broadcom Pledges to Make the USA the Global Leader in 5G". Even so, Qualcomm pushed back on the offer , resulting in Broadcom upping the number to $122 billion in February .

CDC: Increases in Opioid-Involved Overdoses in All Five US Regions
Overdoses may have actually slightly decreased in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Opioids were involved in two-thirds of all overdose deaths in 2016.

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry resigns after affair and pleading guilty to theft
Forrest's overtime pay more than doubled from 2014-15 to the 2016-17 budget year, according to Metro Nashville Police records . Barry made headlines last year after she revealed that her 22-year-old son had died from an opioid drug overdose in July 2017.

Trump Administration Sues California Over Sanctuary-State Law
It is the first legal action against a state or local government over its immigration policies by Mr Sessions' justice department. SAD! "I say, 'Bring it on, '" California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, who wrote the sanctuary state bill, told the AP.

Oldest Message in a Bottle Found on Australia Beach
Tonya took the note home and, after drying it out, noticed that the message was penned in German on an official-looking form. However, within the bottle was a note written in German that had been thrown into the ocean from the German ship, Paula .

Trump business evicted from Panama luxury hotel
According to ethics experts, the standoff presents Trump with one of his most consequential conflicts of interest as president. Trump Organization lawyer Alan Garten called Fintiklis' actions "pure thuggery" last week, according to the Post.

Nigeria's 2019 Elections "a major priority focus" - US Government
As far as Africa's concerned, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Trump administration have some explaining to do. Secretary Tillerson's itinerary does not include what is in many ways the most successful African state, South Africa.

NFL's Aldon Smith posts cryptic photo while being sought by police
According to TMZ, Smith proposed to his girlfriend of four months at a San Francisco restaurant just nine days ago. Smith was detained for public intoxication previous year after a auto crash with an unmarked police vehicle .

Billy Graham laid to rest
Franklin Graham, speaking at the service, told the congregation that his father was genuine in his media appearances. The service was also attended by national leaders, including President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.