Netanyahu's bombshell should finish off the Iran nuclear deal

May 01, 2018, 04:47
Netanyahu's bombshell should finish off the Iran nuclear deal

President Trump declined to say whether the United States would pull out of the nuclear deal before a 12 May deadline for a decision, saying: "We'll see what happens".

Although the presentation was live on Israeli television, Netanyahu made clear that his audience was overseas: he delivered most of his speech in English, before switching to Hebrew.

Trump's new secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, made it clear while visiting Jerusalem on Sunday that the US leader would insist on changes to the accord. "It's a smoking bomb", Israel's Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Ron Dermer said on Twitter.

However, many disagree and view Netanyahu's presentation as evidence that the 2015 nuclear agreement was a failure and Iran can not be trusted.

Reactions to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on what he described as Iran's nuclear deception were mixed within the Jewish community.

More news: Iran's Khamenei says U.S. provokes Saudi Arabia to deepen regional crisis

If anything, Netanyahu's revelations regarding the history of Iran's nuclear program highlight how essential the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is, providing the global community with a tool to curb Iran's ambitions to build nuclear weapons. He said it would let Tehran develop nuclear arms after seven years and had "proven right what Israel has done today" with Netanyahu's disclosures.

While Trump has not made a final decision on whether to scrap the deal, sources close to the president say he is increasingly wary of the deal itself, as well as proposed fixes to the deal now being discussed by the Europeans. But Netanyahu insists Iran didn't live up to its end of the bargain.

It also stipulates that Iran's pre-deal stockpile of 12 tonnes of low-enriched uranium - enough for several nuclear weapons if further enriched - must be reduced to 300 kilogrammes (660 pounds) for 15 years.

The archive, he said, shows conclusively that Iran lied when it denied ever having a nuclear-weapons program.

United Nations inspectors have certified Iran's compliance with the deal nine times, most recently in November. Under the deal, Iran agreed to stop its nuclear program in return for sanctions being lifted. "I hope Trump comes to his senses and stays in the deal".

More news: Don't use third parties to fix iPhones and iPads

The deal gives Marathon more exposure to USA shale, thanks to Andeavor's existing logistics and terminal operations in Texas and North Dakota shale regions.

"The information Prime Minister Netanyahu presented today about the Iranian nuclear deal is more than a smoking gun". Even if he does pull out of the deal, he said, "that doesn't mean I wouldn't negotiate a new agreement". Overnight Monday, a missile attack in northern Syria killed more than a dozen pro-government fighters, many of them Iranians, a war monitoring group and an Iranian news agency said.

Netanyahu had confidence that US President Donald Trump would "do the right thing" in reviewing the Iran nuclear deal.

"Third, Iran lied again in 2015 when it didn't come clear to the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] as required by the nuclear deal".

Iran "planned at the highest levels to continue building nuclear weapons".

More news: Sharp Objects trailer: Amy Adams solves a murder in this HBO miniseries

Loading...
loading...
loading...
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • How Do Manchester United Solve Their Offensive Inability Next Season?

    How Do Manchester United Solve Their Offensive Inability Next Season?

    United or Arsenal won the Premier League title in every season between 1995 and 2004, and matches between them were seldom tame. I had it edited to show how Arsenal played whenever we did not have the ball.

    QB picks fall off after first round

    Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts. Washington will join Steelers' star Antonio Brown , a six-time Pro Bowler, on the receiving corps.
    Salah emerges English FIFA Player of the year

    Salah emerges English FIFA Player of the year

    The PFA's Merit award went posthumously to Cyrille Regis, the former West Brom forward who died aged 59 in January. With another three games to play, there's no doubt that it will be another record broken by the 25-year-old.
  • U.S.  economy slowed in first quarter after Trump's $1.5tn tax cuts

    U.S. economy slowed in first quarter after Trump's $1.5tn tax cuts

    The first-quarter 2018 reading was the slowest since 2013 and reflected a decline in vehicle, clothing and footwear purchases. Service-sector spending, on the other hand, rose modestly, up 2.1 percent, adding 0.97 percentage points to headline growth.
    Investors Buy Shares of Alibaba Group (BABA) on Weakness

    Investors Buy Shares of Alibaba Group (BABA) on Weakness

    On Monday, November 6 the stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA ) earned "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer. Mason Capital Management Llc sold 7.80 million shares as the company's stock rose 3.18% while stock markets declined.
    Embiid scores 23 as 76ers take 2-1 lead

    Embiid scores 23 as 76ers take 2-1 lead

    Sources say the facial injuries Embiid suffered included a severe midface and orbital fracture that required a complex surgery. A Dario Saric three put the Sixers ahead, 83-82, for the 15th lead change of the game with just over four minutes to go.
  • Flyers hurt by key injuries in first-round loss to Penguins

    Flyers hurt by key injuries in first-round loss to Penguins

    Jake Guentzel scored just seconds later, and the Penguins led by two, and the Flyers were flatlining. Meanwhile, the Penguins don't want to wait until Game 7 to close this first round series out.
    Journalists, Progressives Denounce Cuomo's Decision to Restore Felon Voting Rights as Political

    Journalists, Progressives Denounce Cuomo's Decision to Restore Felon Voting Rights as Political

    Those officials will have the discretion to prevent certain offenders from regaining their rights. Andrew Cuomo , made her case as to why she's the right pick for NY in 2020.
    Penguins over the Flyers in game 4

    Penguins over the Flyers in game 4

    They had no shots on a second-period power play, and it took them 9:21 to get their first shot in that stanza. Crosby's most recent one goal, one assist performance gives him five and four, respectively, in the series.
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) Rating Set by Natixis

    The Arkansas-based Lathrop Invest Mngmt has invested 2.21% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). (NASDAQ:PDCO) for 67,411 shares. Northern Tru stated it has 3.02M shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. 139,503 are held by Raymond James And Associates.
    Browns start round two RB run with Nick Chubb

    Browns start round two RB run with Nick Chubb

    Cleveland addressed a major defensive need and selected defensive end Myles Garrett with the first overall pick a year ago. Looking back, Mayfield said he regrets the "stuff" he did and that going forward he has to redirect his emotions.
    Two Jewish Men Beaten With Belts In Shocking Anti-Semitic Attack In Berlin

    Two Jewish Men Beaten With Belts In Shocking Anti-Semitic Attack In Berlin

    The attacker was filmed shouting anti-Semitic abuse and the video of the incident was later shared on Facebook, the BBC has reported.
popular