“If we win the election, Iran will come and sign an agreement with us very rapidly. I would say within a week, but let’s give ourselves a month,” he claimed during a September 10 news conference at the White House. Trump notably withdrew the US from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement, or Iran nuclear deal, on May 8, 2018, citing Tehran’s continued “pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means of delivering them.” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently made the same argument to the United Nations Security Council after the US set forth a resolution to extend the international arms embargo against Tehran – set to expire October 18. “We will never allow the Islamic Republic of Iran to have a nuclear weapon,” the Washington official vowed. However, US allies France, Germany and the United Kingdom openly declared that Washington’s push to invoke the “snapback” mechanism was actually in violation of the JCPOA, which is still being upheld by its remaining signatories. “We remain committed to the JCPOA despite the significant challenges caused by US withdrawal,” the countries wrote. “We believe that we should address the current issue of systematic Iranian non-compliance with its JCPOA obligations through… Read full this story
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