Retreat from JCPOA to damage trust in US: EU

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TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) – President Donald Trump’s possible withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal could dissuade other nations from entering agreements with the US, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday.

“The message that America would send to the rest of the world is that America cannot be trusted upon, because a deal that America voted for just two years ago in the UN Security Council with a resolution unanimously adopted, a deal that America helped to shape enormously, enormously, would be rejected by the same country,” Mogherini told PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff on Wednesday from EU headquarters in Brussels.

It would also indicate that the United States would be willing to renegotiate agreements with every new administration, giving other countries reason to hesitate on negotiations if they felt future leadership would give them a better deal, Mogherini added.

“This is not a way of making deals, not in foreign policy, not in private businesses, and I think President Trump understands this perfectly well,” Mogherini said.

Mr. Trump has until Sunday to decide whether to recertify that Iran is in compliance with the Obama-era nuclear agreement, which limits Iran’s nuclear program. He also must decide whether the deal is still in the national interest of the US Trump said Wednesday he will announce his decision “very soon,” without specifying what that decision is or when it would come. Several media outlets have pointed to White House sources who expect the president to decertify Iran’s compliance with the deal, which Trump has called “catastrophic” for the US, Israeli regime and the Middle East. If he does refuse to certify, Congress would have 60 days to decide whether to renew sanctions lifted in exchange for Iranian nuclear compliance.

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  • 2017-10-12 14:36
    the world must accept & deal w/ the fact president trump has become mentally incapable of performing the duties of president. . the US has Amendment 25 to the constitution to deal w/ this situation
  • 2017-10-12 15:42
    No, he doesn't get it. He thinks it's like real estate where there is always another buyer/seller where he can regeg on a deal as a tactic to renegotiate. But countries don't go away

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