Iran braces for Trump's announcement on fate of nuclear deal

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Trump's anger over Iran deal forced aides to scramble for a compromise

- washingtonpost.com
12 Oct 2017
As a practical matter, Trump's expected move will place the onus on Congress to decide what to do next. Working with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a leading congressional hawk on Iran, the White House would refrain from recommending that Congress reimpose nuclear sanctions that were suspended under the deal.

US lawmakers urge Trump to stay in Iran deal to save national security

12 Oct 2017
Trump is widely expected to make a speech Thursday laying out a new Iran strategy and decertifying the country's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. The agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) gave Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for curtailing its nuclear program. Representative Ed Royce, Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs ...
- en.mehrnews.com

White House Briefs Congress on Iran Decertification Plan

- nbcnews.com
12 Oct 2017
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's top advisers briefed lawmakers Wednesday ahead of decision by the president on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. White House officials said the pending decision wasn't shared, but several officials said they left the briefings convinced that Trump plans to decertify the deal, three officials told Nbc News.

Donald Trump Iran nuclear deal

12 Oct 2017
Mr Trump has until October 15 to decide whether he will "decertify" a landmark 2015 international deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme, a step that by itself stops short of pulling out of the agreement but gives Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions.
- express.co.uk

Don't Lead Us Down the Path to War with Iran

- globalzero.org
12 Oct 2017
"The Iran nuclear deal has been crucial in maintaining some semblance of peace throughout this incredibly turbulent time in the word," said NCG director Jon Wolfsthal, former special advisor to Barack Obama. "When the Nuclear Crisis Group met earlier this year, we discussed that Iran and the Middle East did not qualify as a nuclear flashpoint, because of the full ...

White House Aides Admit They Treat Trump Like A Child To Protect

12 Oct 2017
This is a big deal. This is more than just another insult Donald Trump kind of story published by Politico or anyone else who's reporting on it. This shows that those aids inside the White House, even though previous reports have told us they absolutely hate their jobs and they're terrified of Trump, they might be the only people out there preventing us from getting into ...
- trofire.com

White House tells Congress Trump will decertify Iran deal

- axios.com
12 Oct 2017
Put it in perspective: If, indeed Trump wanted to increase the nuclear stockpile, which stands at about 4,000 nuclear warheads right now, that would make the U.S. nuclear muscle greater than all other countries' known nuclear arsenals combined. Trump later Wednesday said it was "frankly disgusting" that media can write whatever it wants. The Pentagon is currently ...

My brother and father were killed by terrorists Trump's Sudan deal just betrayed

12 Oct 2017
Trump has rightfully been critical of the Iranian nuclear agreement, arguing that it's a "bad deal" in which the U.S. gave up its leverage over Tehran without even addressing the terrorism issue. But Trump is repeating that error when he decided to lift sanctions on Sudan without even mentioning Sudan's documented history of killing Americans serving their country. Sudan ...
- politico.com

Trump to make announcement on fate of Iran nuclear deal Friday

- abcnews.go.com
12 Oct 2017
Trump could also ask Congress to impose additional non-nuclear sanctions -- such as penalties against Iran's ballistic missile program -- on Iran, which would not end U.S. participation in the nuclear agreement. He could also ask lawmakers to amend the existing law requiring he re-certify Iran's compliance with the agreement every 90 days.

Barak urges Trump not to decertify Iran nuke deal

12 Oct 2017
Barak, who also served as defense minister and from 2007 to 2013 and had during that time reportedly pushed for an Israeli strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, asserted that Iran was so far complying with the terms of the agreement, and argued that decertifying the deal would provide the Islamic Republic with an incentive to push toward nuclear "breakout" capitally.
- timesofisrael.com

Covered By The Iranian Nuclear Deal

- npr.org
12 Oct 2017
What Is -- And Isn't -- Covered By The Iranian Nuclear Deal : Parallels The 2015 nuclear deal raised hopes that Iran might act in a more moderate fashion. But many of Iran's more provocative moves, including ballistic missile tests, aren't subject to the agreement.

Hating 'Art of the Deal' ghostwriter as a top expert

12 Oct 2017
One source at CNN referred to Schwartz as a "Trump hitman," and said booking him as a Trump analyst is "like billing John Dean as an expert on Nixon." Dean was White House counselor to Nixon and turned on the president in favor of a plea deal in the Watergate scandal.
- washingtonexaminer.com

How Trump and Trudeau heated up the White House

- macleans.ca
12 Oct 2017
Trudeau has so far resisted, but Trump holds a proficient vocabulary of fighting words. "We'll see what happens with NAFTA," Trump said in their meeting in the White House, talking about both Canada and Mexico. "It's possible we won't be able to reach a deal with one or the other."

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

12 Oct 2017
Trump is expected to unveil a broad strategy on confronting Iran this week, likely on Friday. There was always the chance he could still have a last-minute change of heart and certify Iran's compliance with the 2015 accord, which he has called an "embarrassment" and the "worst deal ever negotiated."
- mtv.com.lb

In Iran and North Korea, Trump Is Playing With Nuclear Fire

- truth-out.org
12 Oct 2017
If Trump refuses to certify that Iran is compliant with the JCPOA or determines the agreement is not in the national interest, Congress will then have 60 days to act. If Congress reimposes sanctions, it would likely cause the JCPOA to unravel. Iran would then proceed with a program to develop nuclear weapons.

Donald Trump s expected withdrawal from Iran deal threatens world peace Europe

12 Oct 2017
"That's easy," said Middle East expert Koert Debeuf, with a smile on his face. But such a victory wouldn't be much comfort for Mogherini if the US ends up abandoning the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. Trump would essentially be killing the art of diplomacy in favor of nuclear saber-rattling. Thus, the great expertise Europe has shown in negotiating compromises would be ...
- dw.com

What will Trump do about the Iran nuclear deal

- bbc.co.uk
12 Oct 2017
It wanted to have some oversight over the application of the JCPOA and brought in legislation, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA), which requires the US president to certify every 90 days not just that Iran is complying with the deal, but that the continued suspension of nuclear-related US economic sanctions remains vital to the national security interests of ...

Trump 'threw a fit' when aides told him to recertify the Iran deal

12 Oct 2017
In August, The Guardian reported that the Trump White House was pushing intelligence analysts to provide justification for declaring Iran in violation of the tenants of the deal. That pressure reportedly reminded some analysts of the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
- businessinsider.com

White House Press Secretary Adds Fuel to the Fire

- sputniknews.com
12 Oct 2017
Speaking at a press conference, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blamed Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for allegedly collaborating with Democrats in favor of the Iran nuclear deal under then-US President Barack Obama.

US will lose global trust if it kills Iran deal

12 Oct 2017
Mogherini noted that the international community, including the EU and other US allies, will continue to abide by the deal even if Trump chooses not to certify Iran's compliance, something which has been confirmed eight times by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- presstv.com

Iran on Pathway to Fully Restart Nuclear Weapons Program

- freebeacon.com
12 Oct 2017
"Given Iran's current trajectory, the risk is great that Iran will seek nuclear weapons once the nuclear limitations start to end, or these JCPOA limitations begin to sunset," Albright said. "The first nuclear sunset of note is eight years after Adoption Day, or six years from now, when Iran can scale up advanced centrifuge manufacturing."

Ask the White House to BlacklistIRGC & push to include removing Iran from Syria

12 Oct 2017
Act NOW to tell President Trump to decertify the Iran deal and enact new sanctions on Iran's support of the Assad regime. Ask the White House to place the IRGC on the terrorist list and push to include removing Iran from Syria, and removing the Assad regime from power, as part of any anti-Iran strategy. Contact the White House and let your voice be heard through the link below.
- iranarabspring.wordpress.com

Should Trump Nix the Iran Deal

- dailysignal.com
12 Oct 2017
The United States should also push for an inspection of the Parchin military base, where Iran was suspected of conducting illicit work to advance a nuclear weapons program. If Iran defiantly blocked international inspectors from verifying its compliance with its nuclear commitments, then U.N. sanctions would snap back.

Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is "Unraveling

12 Oct 2017
One former official even speculated that Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have discussed what they would do in the event Trump ordered a nuclear first strike. "Would they tackle him?" the person said. Even Trump's most loyal backers are sowing public doubts. This morning, The Washington Post quoted longtime Trump friend Tom Barrack saying he has been "shocked" ...
- vanityfair.com

Flipboard on Flipboard

- flipboard.com
12 Oct 2017
West Wing aides have also worried about Trump's public appearances, one Trump adviser told me. The adviser said aides were relieved when Trump canceled his appearance on the season premiere of 60 Minutes last month. "He's lost a step. They don't want him doing adversarial TV interviews," the adviser explained. Instead, Trump has sat down for friendly conversations with ...

Trump could envision U S trade deal with Canada without Mexico

12 Oct 2017
Asked by a reporter if he could envision maintaining free trade with Canada if NAFTA talks sour with Mexico, Trump said: "Oh sure, absolutely. It's possible we won't be able to reach a deal with one or the other, but in the meantime we'll make a deal with one."
- autonews.com

US will lose global trust if it kills Iran deal

- 217.218.67.231
12 Oct 2017
In a Wednesday interview with PBS channel, Federica Mogherini highlighted Iran's full compliance with the 2015 deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and said, "We have the international community strongly behind the full implementation of the deal."

Violation of JCPOA by Trump will have int'l consequences

12 Oct 2017
The US president is to decide whether he certify the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and the world six major powers or not. He has signaled that he is to withdraw his endorsement of the 2015 nuclear deal which is also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
- irna.ir

Will Trump Make a Deal with the CIA on JFK Records

- fff.org
12 Oct 2017
The question remains: Will Trump grant the CIA's last-minute request for another extension of secrecy of its JFK records? My hunch: He will. By now it is obvious that Trump has entered into a modus vivendi with the U.S. national-security establishment. He'll just make a deal and get something important in return.

I Hate Everyone in the White House

12 Oct 2017
Over the last two weeks, several reports about conversations within the White House and Pentagon have reportedly shook the President and White House staff. First, multiple sources alleged that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had called the President a 'Moron' after he had suggested increasing our nuclear arsenal by 1000%. Next, a highly respected Republican Senator has ...
- ir.net

Lawyer Denies Talk Of Trump The Daily Caller

- dailycaller.com
12 Oct 2017
Mueller is conducting an expansive investigation into Russia's activities during the presidential campaign, as well as those of some of Trump's associates. In addition to alleged collusion, Mueller and his team of nearly 20 investigators and attorneys are reportedly looking into the business dealings of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign ...

Trump set to deliver decision on Iran deal world watches

12 Oct 2017
Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.), the ranking Democrat of the House Intelligence Committee has said, "The effect of what the president has done has really been to constrain our freedom of action, because steps we might have taken to constrain Iran's malevolent activity will now be viewed through the prism of the president's hostility to the nuclear deal. Ironically he may have ...
- germanynews.net

Trump and Sessions exaggerate threat of MS

- bostonglobe.com
12 Oct 2017
In late September, the White House proclaimed a "National Gang Violence Prevention Week," a designation that did not exist during the Obama administration. In the proclamation, Trump again tied a recent spike in homicide rates directly to MS-13 and immigration.

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

12 Oct 2017
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump finds himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would ignore warnings from inside and outside his administration that to do so would risk undermining U.S. credibility.
- kyivpost.com

Fearing Trump torpedo, Europe scrambles to save Iran deal

- tondar.ca
12 Oct 2017
BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) October 11, 2017: European countries are scrambling to cobble together a package of measures they hope will keep the Iran nuclear deal on track if U.S. President Donald Trump ignores their pleas and decertifies the landmark 2015 agreement this week.

Some US Officials See Little Downside to Decertifying Iran Nuclear Deal

12 Oct 2017
But current and former U.S. intelligence and military officials say any Iranian action is unlikely to be carried out directly and that such behavior would not be a dramatic departure from Iran's behavior since the nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), went into effect.
- bignewsnetwork.com
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