Iran nuclear talks freeze amid terrorist label spat — even with deal on the desk
[ Editor’s note: The Iran nuclear deal has been held up a long time, since Trump put a bullet in its head to show his Republican supporters that they picked the right man in 2016 to defend the country from ‘Iranian threats’.
Four year later we saw that it was not the Iranians attempting to overthrow America, but Donald Trump, and recent disclosure from the January 6 committee and major MSM investigative reporting shows that some of the top Republicans in Congress were co-conspirators with him.
It’s hard to judge if the reason given below is the full story on what is really holding the deal up. Professional analysts alway follow a dual track, looking closely at what you can see, but also paying even closer attention for what you should see that has been airbrushed out of the picture.
By that I mean how quiet Israel has been, and there are a number of reasons for that. It is on record for wanting to pre-emptively attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Additionally the US wanting to keep Iran’s Republican Guard on the hooks with the terrorist organization designation, despite the US’ long use of proxy terrorists in the region, without asking NATO or anyone else for permission, and this includes Iraq and Syria over a long period of time.
Also, the US assassination of General Soleimani and his staff with the missile strike at the Baghdad airport gave Iran the right under international law to retaliate. It did that somewhat with its missile strike on the two US bases, but those were military targets, and Soleimani was assassinated while on a diplomatic mission regarding a Mideast peace proposal.
So here were are, with the forces of peace and compromise losing out to the forces of endless conflict and war, as the latter is historically way more profitable. Democratic governments have shown themselves too weak or too cowardly to break this dynamic.
In a way, Western citizens are being held hostage over the threat of imminent war, as in WW3 with Russia, when that dynamic is similar to the Mariupol citizens in their basements with a war raging over their heads, while the real instigator is trying to stick the blame onto a party who has already been viction to US aggression, with US backed Gaddafi using chemical weapons on Iran.
A no nuclear deal with Iran will leave it open to continue unsupervised development of its nuclear program, just like Israel has done.
If that happens, I would make a bet that a lobby quickly appears for first strike action on Iran’s program by you know who. Thus ends my cheery missive for today… Jim W. Dean ]
First printed Could 1, 2022
VIENNA — Negotiations to revive the Iran nuclear deal have reached a whole standstill. Regardless of having a roughly 27-page settlement nearly able to go, diplomats are nonetheless hung up over one ultimate sticking level between the U.S. and Iran: The standing of a robust department of the Iranian army, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
The U.S. positioned the group on its “Overseas Terrorist Group” checklist in 2019, a part of President Donald Trump’s “most strain” marketing campaign after pulling out of the nuclear deal, which restricted Iran’s nuclear ambitions in change for sanctions reduction.
…“If prospects to revive the JCPOA collapse, the nuclear disaster will escalate and the chance of battle dramatically will increase,” mentioned Kelsey Davenport, director of nonproliferation coverage on the Washington-based Arms Management Affiliation. “Restoring the nuclear deal is the one good choice for staving off a nuclear disaster.”
…“I can inform you that individuals who invested themselves closely on this negotiation are pissed off as a result of an excellent settlement that advantages all of the events, in addition to the non-proliferation structure, is being taken hostage to bilateral questions that don’t have anything to do with the JCPOA or nuclear points,” one senior Western official