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NCRI - An Iranian economist regarding the U.S. Congressional resolution to strengthen the sanctions against the Iranian regime, said: “One of the largest banking systems is in the United States, which is capable of sanctioning even the Iranian domestic banks under the new agreements such as the FATF.”According to the state-run Basij Rouz news agency on 18 August 2017, Ibrahim Razzaghi, an Iranian economist,

NCRI - A state-owned newspaper affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) exposed some of the Iranian regime’s worries about JCPOA impasse.In an article titled “Americans Point of View on the nature and Spirit of JCPOA," the newspaper wrote on 15 August 2017: “Some media outlets and political news circles in the West predict the Trump administration is set to stay out of the nuclear deal.

 

News Max, Aug. 11, 2017 - Critics of the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), argue for withdrawal based mostly on issues peripheral to JCPOA.
For example, critics argue Iran has disappointed U.S. expectations that Iran would no longer support international terrorism or work to destabilize neighboring countries or threaten the United States.

 

The Hill, August 7, 2017 - Since the Iranian regime has been the main source of conflict in the Middle East, countering Iran’s destabilizing interventions should be the top priority of the U.S. Middle East policy. The recent act passed by Congress and signed by President Trump takes the first step in that direction.However, the primary reason for accelerated Iranian meddling in the region has been the security guarantees provided by the 2015 nuclear deal.

By DR. PETER VINCENT PRY

Family Security Matters, Aug. 7, 2017 - New U.S. intelligence estimates on North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) given to Congress on Wednesday, July 26th did not survive contact with reality for 48 hours.
The intelligence community essentially admits to grossly underestimating North Korea's ICBM threat, based on Pyongyang's first successful ICBM flight-test on July 4.

 By Kamila Aliyeva 

North Korea and Iran will look for the ways to continue developing their missile programs in light of more sanctions aimed at preventing these regimes access to international suppliers, Amir Toumaj, research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies specializing in Iranian affairs, told Trend.He noted that, ties between the Islamic Republic and DPRK go back to the 1980’s and both countries are deeply hostile towards the United States.

 By Shahriar Kia

American Thinker, June 22, 2017 - Less than a week after the U.S. Senate adopted sweeping new sanctions targeting Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and two days after Tehran launched a series of missiles at territories inside Syria while claiming to target ISIS, the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran ( NCRI ) held a press conference in Washington on Tuesday, June 20, unveiling new information about dozens of IRGC missile sites.

This month marks the second anniversary of the conclusion of the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the permanent members of the UN Security Council. The parties involved now have an opportunity to review the effectiveness of the deal and how well it serves their interests. Iran’s aggressive behavior sharpens the focus on whether the deal is going well.

President Donald Trump is putting Rex Tillerson and the U.S. State Department on the sidelines when dealing with Iran on the Nuclear Peace Deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama and a coalition of international states.

According to a report from Foreign Policy the move came after a “contentious” meeting between Trump and Tillerson. Trump told a group of staffers to find a “case” that he can use to justify a 90-day review of the deal.

byEyad Abu Shakra

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last” (Winston Churchill)Marking two years since Iran’s nuclear deal (JCPOA), we would be badly mistaken if we assumed that the ‘architects’ of Barack Obama’s policy of handing over the keys of the Middle East to Tehran rulers feel any kind of regret or remorse.