Ziofascists and Saudis Influenced Trump on Iran: Tehran Official
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
In St. Petersburg, Russia at the Inter-Parliamentary Union conference, Iranian parliament Speaker Ali Larijani accused Israel and Saudi Arabia of “play(ing) a major role in” influencing Trump’s hostile Friday address on Iran, decertifying the nuclear deal, warning he might terminate America’s involvement in it altogether.
Larijani warned Tehran has a plan, “approved in parliament (on steps) “(w)e will take so that the Americans will regret” its actions.
On Sunday, undemocratic Dem. Senator Chris Murphy said renegotiating the deal is “an absolute fantasy.” Neither Iran or P5+1 countries will agree, ones other than America.
Tehran is fully complying with the JCPOA, Murphy stressed. Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, said if the deal collapses, “we will suspend the implementation of the Additional Protocol because we are now implementing it voluntarily and it has not been approved by the parliament.”
The Additional Protocol is an expanded set of requirements, helping the IAEA confirm compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran a signatory. It’s voluntary. In good faith, Iran agreed to it. So have 145 other nations.
They provide the IAEA with information on nuclear-related activities, including fissile material production, fuel-cycle research, and nuclear waste, if applicable.
Salehi said if Iranian authorities believe ‘the JCPOA has no more benefits for our country and decide to resume 20-percent (uranium) enrichment at Fordow, we can begin it in four days,” adding:
Trump’s Friday address decertifying the nuclear deal was “disgusting and rude,” featuring hateful anti-Iran insults.
AIPAC praised Trump’s action as expected, hyping a nonexistent Iranian threat, calling his policy “an important moment for Iran policy,” adding:
“AIPAC urges the administration and Congress to forge a comprehensive, bipartisan strategy to counter Iranian aggression and ensure Iran will never achieve a nuclear weapons capability.”
No Iranian aggression exists, plenty by America and Israel. Iran deplores and rejects nuclear weapons.
Israel is the region’s only armed and dangerous nuclear power. AIPAC, Washington and NATO approve. Humanity shudders.
On Monday, Trump said terminating the JCPOA is “a real possibility…We’ll see what happens.”
His extremism should scare everyone, his hostility toward Iran and North Korea irrationally dangerous.
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