Trump’s stance on Iran is ‘part of economic war against Tehran & its partners in EU, Asia’

Saturday, October 14, 2017
By Paul Martin

RT.com
14 Oct, 2017

The EU is concerned about Trump’s latest move because they know it is part of an economic war against Iran and is also aimed at its economic partners in Europe and Asia, political analyst Dan Glazebrook says. Other analysts join the discussion.

US President Donald Trump on Friday announced he will not certify Tehran’s compliance with the nuclear deal. His decision comes despite the global nuclear watchdog, as well as US and European officials, saying Iran is keeping its side of the bargain.

The move means the US Congress now has 60 days to decide whether to re-impose sanctions against Iran and to come up with new legislation to try and amend the nuclear deal. Yet, if those negotiations fail, Trump says the deal will be terminated, which risks undermining the fragile balance the nuclear deal has secured.

RT discussed with analysts the Iran deal’s future and whether Congress will pass more sanctions against the Islamic republic.

The UK, France, and Germany expressed concern over the possible consequences of Trump’s move, with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini saying that it’s not up to him to terminate such a milestone international deal.

RT asked political analyst Dan Glazebrook whether these countries are right to be concerned.

Dan Glazebrook: Yes, certainly they are right to be. He is talking about re-imposing sanctions. He can’t impose them strictly speaking over the nuclear issue, because the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has certified that they are complying with their end of the bargain. So, he is talking about imposing new sanctions over ballistic missiles, or testing, or over so-called ‘support for terrorism’ across the region. This is particularly galling, given that it’s Iran’s militias and so on, and Iran itself, and militias sponsored by Iran… that are, along with the Syrian Arab Army, the only real major ground forces in the war against ISIS that have been having such success… And now their reward is to be sanctioned for doing that…

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