Saturday, October 12, 2019

in First, Iran Ready To Accept Changes To Nuclear Deal If Sanctions Lifted

This is an opening and everything will be on the table. Key though is that the USA does not have to give them a thing.  The real problem is that the Iranians are at war with the Sunni Middle East and are funding irregular forces for this project while denying complicity of course.

This will not end until the mullahs are  eliminated.  Throw in the Revolutionary guard as well.

Iran is now militarily quite safe with the demise of Iraq as a power and they are also secure elsewhere as well without military force.

Saudi Arabia has screwed up Yemen as could be expected.  That is the real problem at the moment.

A Bazaari mentality from Iran makes dealing fairly unlikely.  We may have to simply wait them out until the people are able to take back their country.....

in First, Iran Ready To Accept Changes To Nuclear Deal If Sanctions Lifted 

by Tyler Durden
Wed, 09/25/2019 - 08:35

Iran has again signaled its readiness to come back to the table, even if it means potentially pursuing the new 'Trump deal' — after the president unilaterally withdrew the US from the 2015 nuclear deal in May 2018. It's possibly the most the Iranians have been willing to compromise yet, considering previous statements have emphasized a full return of all parties to the original JCPOA.

“If the sanctions are ended and there is a return to the (nuclear) accord, there is room for giving reassurances toward breaking the deadlock and the President (Hassan Rouhani) has even a proposal for small changes in the accord,” an Iranian government spokesman, Ali Rabiei, said on state TV Tuesday. Hassan Rouhani, Office of the Iranian Presidency via AP

This also comes after the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Iran as well as his European allies to back a new "Trump deal" this week in what was also a change in course for Britain. “If it was a bad deal — and I’m willing to accept that, it had many, many defects — then let’s do a better deal,” the prime minister told NBC News.

Previously Trump has said he wants to start over, calling the Obama-brokered 2015 deal a failure:

“This deal if I win will be a totally different deal. This will be a totally different deal.”

However, based on the latest tweets by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, it doesn't look like Washington is ready to give up sanctions, a tall order for this administration or sanctions addicted Washington in general.

In a follow-up tweet he stated that Iran must not be allowed to continue its destructive behavior and suggested for the sake of the Iranian people and the world, the UN Security Council has a vital role to play in ensuring the UN arms embargo on the world’s top sponsor of terrorism.

But again it's the first time the Iranians have proposed willingness for "small changes in the accord" — which means they could be ready for something new, potentially leaving the JCPOA behind, as Trump has demanded all along.

Washington's blind commitment and addiction to sanctions though, will likely remain the insurmountable obstacle to any breakthrough leading to new talks.

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