Iran–May 2020

Since the US left the nuke deal with Iran there has been a war of words between Tehran and DC….but yet there was a deal made with the Iranians for Iraq……

Tehran ordered Shia factions to back prime minister in return for Washington ‘looking the other way’ over release of assets targeted by sanctions, Iraqi officials tell MEE

The nomination of Mustafa al-Kadhimi as Iraqi prime minister was the result of a horse trade between the US and Iran in which Tehran agreed to back the former intelligence chief in return for an unfreezing of some of its assets targeted by sanctions, senior Iraqi political sources have told Middle East Eye.

The US policy of exerting “maximum pressure” on Iran will not change, but the US agreed to de-escalate militarily in the Gulf and to “look the other way” if a third-party country in Europe released some of the Iranian money frozen when sanctions were applied, the Iraqi sources said.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/revealed-secret-us-iran-deal-installed-kadhimi-baghdad

The US has made opponents on many fronts…..China, Venezuela and Iran….but with all the focus on China the US had a plan to re-enter into a new nuke deal…..

Iran’s foreign minister has dismissed US attempts to reenter the Iranian nuclear deal in order to apply sanctions on Iran. “The plan of the very idiotic claims by US officials are nothing new,” Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters May 14.

He continued, “From those who recommend drinking disinfectant to be clean and not get the coronavirus, it is not unlikely that an agreement that they exited and in a statement wrote that they officially are ending their presence and participation in the JCPOA for them to now say they are members of the JCPOA.” The JCPOA stands for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iranian nuclear deal, which was signed by Iran and five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany in 2015.

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/05/iran-reject-plans-nuclear-deal-trigger-sanctions-brian-hook.html

After all the harsh words for Iran the Trump team is meeting in secret……

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“lego ergo scribo”

 

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