„Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the nuclear agreement known as the JCPOA),“ Amano said in his introductory statement to the IAEA’s Board of Governors in Vienna on Monday, emphasizing that it was essential that Iran continued to fully implement those commitments.
Irans Verteidigungsminister und seine Delegation werden während ihres Aufenthalts in China mit dem Chinas Verteidigungsminister und einer Reihe weiterer chinesischen Verantwortlichen aus Politik und Militär über bilaterale Beziehungen sowie die Zusammenarbeit im Verteidigungsbereich sprechen.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip is looking to „identify steps“ which can help to find an lasting solution to the seven-plus year Syrian conflict, when he meets with Russian and Turkish counterparts in Iran on Friday.
Die Angst tötet den Verstand. Sie ermöglicht fortwährende Kriegsführung und einen Polizeistaat – und eine Menge Profit und Macht für diejenigen, die diese ermöglichen.
Fear is the mind-killer. It enables perpetual warfare and a police state – and lots of profit and power to those who facilitate the same.
“CNPC would shoulder 80 percent of the cost of the project and Iran’s Petropars will hold the remaining 20 percent,” Mohammad Meshkin-Fam told ILNA on September 6.
On Wednesday, Turkey’s defense ministry said Turkish and Russian officials had met in Ankara to hold five days of meetings on developments in Syria. It said joint efforts would continue.
Airstrike attributed to Israel and threats made by its leaders suggest Israel may respond to any danger – even if it means deviating from deals made with Moscow
Teilnehmen sollen die Staatschefs Wladimir Putin aus Russland, Recep Tayyip Erdogan aus der Türkei und Hassan Rouhani aus dem Iran. Ihre Gespräche sollen sich nach Kreml-Angaben um die „langfristige Normalisierung der Lage in Syrien“ drehen. Die drei Länder sind wichtige Kriegsparteien in Syrien.
The Kremlin aide further said on the sidelines of the summit, Putin will hold separate bilateral meetings with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts.
The remarks came as some Israeli reports said Tel Aviv believes that the fate of Idlib will be determined in the Tehran summit.
Die Region um die Stadt Idlib im Nordwesten Syriens ist das letzte große Gebiet des Bürgerkriegslandes, das noch von Rebellen beherrscht wird. Dominiert werden diese von dem Al-Kaida-Ableger Hajat Tahrir al-Scham (HTS), der früheren Al-Nusra-Front. Syriens Regierung hat dort Truppen zusammengezogen und droht mit einem Angriff.
Pakistan newly elected Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan, in a conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, said that the two countries were connected by inseparable bonds of history, religion and culture.
The commanders from the four countries, which have joint operation rooms to coordinate the fight against the Daesh terror group, attended the conference on Saturday.
The Iraqi Defense Ministry said it had received delegations led by deputy chiefs of staff to „strengthen cooperation and coordination in terms of security and intelligence among these countries.“
(31.8.2018) It is significant that Netanyahu made the fiery remarks at the country’s top-secret nuclear research facility. Israel is the only state in the Middle East to possess nuclear weapons, though its policy of “strategic ambiguity” makes it difficult to say how large its atomic armory is. Estimates reach as high as 400 nuclear warheads.
Preliminary remarks by Federica MOGHERINI, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, following the Informal Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers (Gymnich), on 31 August 2018 in Vienna.
European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the 28-nation bloc would continue its work to preserve a 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement Iran signed with the P5+1 group of countries after the US unilateral move to pull out from the deal.
Mogherini made the remarks while speaking at a press conference in Vienna on Friday following an informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers of the EU states (Gymnich).
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its latest report analyzing Tehran’s conformity with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal—on Thursday, revealing that the country continues to hold up its side of the treaty, according to Radio Free Europe.
Ranking diplomats from Iran and Britain are going to hold a fresh round of bilateral negotiations in Tehran on Saturday.
A junior British minister will arrive in Tehran on Friday to discuss the future of Iran’s international nuclear deal, in the first visit to the country by a UK minister since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 agreement.
Junior Foreign Minister Alistair Burt is making the visit as Britain and other European signatories to the deal try to keep it alive, despite Trump’s reimposition of sanctions on Tehran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who arrived in Islamabad on Thursday for a two-day visit, held detailed talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday, with both sides underlining the need to promote bilateral relations in all areas of cooperation.
In Wien gehen heute gleich zwei informelle EU-Räte über die Bühne: Erst beenden die EU-Verteidigungsminister ihre Gespräche im Vienna Austria Center über Zusammenarbeit in Militärfragen, direkt daran schließt das informelle Treffen der EU-Außenministerinnen und -minister an. In der Hofburg geht es um den Iran, Nordkorea und die EU-Annäherung der Westbalkan-Länder.
„Wenn wir zu der Überzeugung kommen, dass es nicht unseren nationalen Interessen dient, können wir es fallen lassen.“ Die Regierung solle die Hoffnung aufgeben, dass Europa das Abkommen nach dem Ausstieg der USA retten könne.
A senior Iranian commander says the country’s military advisors will maintain their presence in Syria, giving more details about a military cooperation agreement reached between Tehran and Damascus this week.
Heading a high-ranking military delegation, General Hatami arrived at Damascus airport on Sunday morning and was received by top Syrian military commanders as well as the Iranian ambassador to Syria,
He added that Iran’s prominent pilot, Colonel Manuchehr Fattahi, who was testing the overhauled fighter, was killed in the incident.
(23.8.2018) Patrushev, according to state-run RIA news agency, said that no statement had been written “because the Americans wanted this to say that we had meddled in their elections, as is their opinion, but we deny this.”
Bolton said they also discussed Syria and Iran.
He noted that the defense achievements of the Islamic Republic do not threaten other countries, but are an opportunity for them to use Iran’s defense industry to defend their countries. He underlined that Iran is capable to commercialize its defense industries.
Außenminister Heiko Maas hat in einem Gastbeitrag in der Wirtschaftszeitung Handelsblatt einen Scheinvorschlag gemacht, wie die deutschen Konzerne sich der geschäftsschädigenden Sanktionen Washingtons gegen den Iran entledigen könnten.
(2.7.2018) Cult-like MeK was listed as terrorist group in US until 2012 – but its opposition to Tehran has attracted backing of John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani and others bent on regime change in Iran
U.S. National Security Advisor, Ambassador John Bolton meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for dinner at the Prime Minister’s Residence, Jerusalem, August 19, 2018.
Der Nationale Sicherheitsberater der USA, John Bolton, ist gestern in Tel Aviv zu Gesprächen über die Iran-Politik mit Israels Premierminister Benjamin Netanjahu zusammengetroffen. Es gehe bei den Unterredungen in Jerusalem vorrangig um das Raketenprogramm des Iran sowie um dessen nukleare Ambitionen. Bolton sprach von einem „Atomwaffenprogramm“ des Landes.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has extended his sincere congratulations to Imran Khan on his election as Pakistan’s new prime minister, expressing hope that the two countries would further improve relations during his tenure.
Das US-Außenministerium hat den erfahrenen Mitarbeiter Brian Hook zum Sonderbeauftragten für den Iran bestimmt. Der Direktor für Politikplanung im Ministerium werde künftig eine neue Aktionsgruppe leiten, um das Vorgehen des Landes gegen den Iran besser zu koordinieren, sagte Außenminister Mike Pompeo am Donnerstag in Washington.
Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan signed an agreement Sunday for collective use of the Caspian sea after two decades of negotiations, the Kremlin said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says his government will only refrain from using the dollar in transactions with Iran without complying with the full scope of US sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
President Bashar Assad has called rebuilding of Syria his “top priority” but stressed that the West „won’t be part of reconstruction in Syria, because very simply we won’t allow them to be part of it, whether they come with money or not.“
(2.8.2018) In recent weeks, the Qatari media has been slamming the Trump administration’s efforts to advance a regional peace plan that has come to be known as the „Deal of the Century.“ Qatari media reports and articles about this plan have described it as serving Israel’s interests while eliminating the Palestinian cause. Furthermore, following reports in the non-Arab media that Saudi Arabia has been involved in formulating this plan, and against the backdrop of the growing crisis between Qatar and the „Arab Quartet“ – i.e. the four countries, led by Saudi Arabia, which have been boycotting Qatar for the last year – the Qatari media has been accusing Saudi Arabia and other Arab regimes of collaborating with the Trump administration and betraying the Palestinians.
(6.8.2018) Arab officials have said any peace proposal has to wait until tensions between Israel and Hamas — the Islamist movement that controls Gaza — ease and Palestinian fury over the US’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital dissipates. A US diplomat said this message had been relayed to the plan’s architects, Jared Kushner, Mr Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, the Middle East peace envoy.
An anonymous high-level Israel intel source was quoted in the Israeli media Aug. 7 as saying that the renewed US sanctions imposed this week on Iran “will bring Iran to its knees.’’ The source also argued that chances are good that the country will be forced to return to the negotiating table with the six world powers that cut the nuclear agreement and agree to a modification and to limitations on its continued expansion in the Middle East.
Sources outside the administration who are involved in the discussions over the plan told Haaretz that the Trump peace team believes their plan could be the first one ever to receive a positive answer from both Israel and major Arab countries, regardless of the Palestinian position.
He added that the president will attend the Caspian summit, sign the meeting’s joint statement and also several other “important and strategic documents” on cooperation among the five Caspian states during his two-day visit.
Iran’s commercial counselor to Indonesia Anwar Kamari said the country’s exported non-oil goods to Indonesia worth $250 million in the first three months of the current Iranian fiscal year (started March 21).
He said the Europeans have asked other countries to open bank accounts for Iran’s Central Bank — to facilitate direct transactions and non-reliance on the American financial system — and said Europe itself is currently working to do the same.
In a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Wednesday, Ri Yong-ho said Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the subsequent reimposition of the bans that had been lifted based on the multilateral agreement are wrongful and in contravention of international regulations.
Gemeinsame Erklärung der Hohen Vertreterin Federica Mogherini und der E3-Außenminister Jean-Yves Le Drian (Frankreich), Heiko Maas (Deutschland) und Jeremy Hunt (Großbritannien) zur Wiedereinführung von US-Sanktionen nach dem Rückzug der USA aus der Nuklearvereinbarung mit Iran (JCPoA):
Obwohl das iranische Atomabkommen nicht perfekt sei, könnten die Beteiligten alle von den pragmatischen Maßnahmen im Abkommen profitieren, sagte Williamson. Sein Land plädiere für ein Gespräch zwischen den USA, dem Iran und anderen betroffenen Seiten, so der Verteidigungsminister Großbritanniens.
Am Tag davor haben die EU-Außenbeauftragte Federica Mogherini und die Außenminister Großbritanniens, Frankreichs und Deutschlands eine gemeinsame Erklärung veröffentlicht.
Der iranische Außenminister Mohammad Javad Zarif sagte: „Die Verhandlung mit USA ist kein Tabu, die Hauptsache ist jedoch, inwieweit dem Ergebnis der Gespräche mit den USA vertraut werden kann“.
„I don’t have preconditions. If the US government is willing, let’s start right now,“ Rouhani said during an interview that aired on state television late Monday local time, just hours before the US renewed sanctions on Iran. „If there is sincerity, Iran has always welcomed dialogue and negotiations,“ Rouhani said.
Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton, when asked about the offer by CNN’s Jake Tapper, dismissed it as possible „propaganda.“
Later Monday, Rouhani told Iranian television that in fact he was ready to meet without preconditions.
“I don’t have preconditions,” he said, according to CNN. “If the U.S. government is willing, let’s start right now.”
It was Bolton, told of Rouhani’s 180, who seemed to be off balance.
Das iranische Außenministerium veröffentlichte am Dienstag eine Erklärung, nach der Mohammad Javad Zarif seinen nordkoreanischen Amtskollegen Ro Yong-ho in Teheran getroffen habe.
Daimler hatte 2016 nach dem Ende der Sanktionen angekündigt, im Iran Lkw verkaufen zu wollen. Dafür hatte das Unternehmen ein Abkommen über die Gründung eines Gemeinschaftsunternehmens mit einem iranischen Fahrzeughersteller geschlossen. Daimler wollte im Iran Mercedes-Benz Lkw und Antriebskomponenten bauen.
China und Indien sind die Hauptabnehmer des iranischen Öls und die Hauptadressaten der US-Forderungen. Der iranische Außenminister sagt, dass China besonders „ausschlaggebend“ für die Erhaltung des P5+1-Atomabkommens ist.
Claim of willingness for talks not enough; honesty the key/Talks concurrent with sanctions meaningless/Sanctions targeting Iranian children, people/If US administration ready, we’re ready to negotiate to receive their debts to Iranians since 1953
Der Präsident der Islamischen Republik Iran Hassan Rouahni sagte in der Reaktion auf die Bereitschaft seines US-amerikanischen Amtskollegen für Gespräch mit Iran: „Die Behauptung, dass wir zu Verhandlung bereit sind, ist nicht genug. Die Ehrlichkeit ist die wesentliche Grundlage“.
Denn die USA wollen den Iran vom internationalen Zahlungssystem SWIFT abkoppeln.
A senior administration official said that, „our stated policy has not been regime change, it’s been to modify the Iranian regime’s behavior.“
The official, speaking to reporters on a conference call with others from the administration, said that Trump remains open to meeting Iran’s leaders without preconditions.
So solle es keine Beschränkung mehr dafür geben, Gold und Devisen ins Land zu bringen. Ein Verbot für Wechselstuben, harte Währungen zu schwankenden Kursen zu verkaufen, solle aufgehoben werden. Exporteuren werde es erlaubt, Devisen an Importeure zu freien Kursen zu verkaufen. Zudem würden niedrige Preise für grundlegende Güter und Medikamente garantiert.
Following the approval by Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry, head of the Oman and Yemen Department at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Alibek, has been appointed as the caretaker of the Islamic Republic’s interests section in the city of Jeddah, the official Iranian news agency further said.
“There have been advances made in the past two weeks, and I believe there are signs that the interests section will open and become operational,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Saturday.
Der Iran hat einen vollständigen Abzug aus Syrien nicht ausgeschlossen. „Sobald wir das Gefühl haben, dass Syrien sich einer Stabilität nähert, können auch wir definitiv unsere militärischen Beratungen reduzieren – oder ganz abziehen“, sagte der Sprecher des iranischen Außenministeriums, Bahram Ghassemi, heute.
(9.7.2018) China has already said that it will not comply with U.S. sanctions against Iran and it seems to be the only country for now in a position to do this.
(6.7.2018) “Especially as it is a country on the Gulf, it should dedicate itself to being a good neighbor and co-existing peacefully,” he added. “China will continue to play our positive, constructive role.”
Ministers from 21 Arab countries are attending the summit, as well as Kuwait’s elderly ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah.
Dieses Abkommen sei ein durch den Weltsicherheitsrat überprüftes und anerkanntes multilaterales Abkommen und entspreche den gemeinsamen Interessen der betroffenen Parteien und der internationalen Gemeinschaft, deshalb solle es respektiert und gewahrt werden.
Auf Druck der Amerikaner änderte die Bundesbank ihre Geschäftsbedingungen. Ab dem 25. August kann die Bundesbank anweisen, dass Bankkunden die Bargeldabhebung begründen müssen. Anders als amerikanische und israelische Geheimdienste sehen die deutschen Geheimdienste keinen Grund zur Sorge, dass das iranische Geld den Terror finanzieren könnte. Die Finanzaufsicht überprüft derzeit, ob den Iranern die Bargeldabhebung erlaubt werden kann. Es bleibt zu befürchten, dass das Datum einer Entscheidung nach Inkrafttreten der neuen Bedingungen liegt.
Am 7. August werden die USA neue Sanktionen gegen den Iran verhängen.
The amendment follows intense lobbying of the German government and the central bank by the U.S. to stop the Islamic Republic from claiming the assets in what U.S. diplomats think is a desperate scramble to boost Iran’s foreign reserves and shore up its own currency after Washington pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal.
Effective August 25, the amended rules create new powers to block transactions if their execution could threaten “to end important relationships with central banks and financial institutions of third countries,” according to a copy of the rules provided by the Bundesbank on Friday.
Ahead of the return of the U.S. sanctions on Iran, India’s state refiners boosted their Iranian oil purchases, pushing up Indian oil imports from Iran by 30 percent from June, to a record 768,000 bpd in July, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing preliminary tanker arrival data it had obtained from trade sources.
In a ceremony on the sidelines of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Singapore on Thursday, Iran officially joined the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attended the event.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ratified Iran’s membership in the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) on Thursday, the media reported. In a ceremony on the sidelines of the 51st Asean Foreign Ministers‘ Meeting in Singapore, Iran officially joined the TAC treaty in the presence of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Tasnim news agency reported.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held separate meetings with Secretary General of ASEAN Lim Jock Hoi and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, discussing regional and international issues.
State-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday that North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will make an official visit to Iran soon, after participating in Saturday’s ASEAN Regional Forum meeting.
The news agency did not disclose further details about the upcoming visit of the North Korean political delegation to Iran.
(20.7.2018) Iran will sign a cooperation treaty with Southeast Asia at an upcoming meeting that will also be attended by U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and North Korean officials, a Singaporean diplomat said.
The Defense Department says the Iranian Navy is conducting a military exercise in the Persian Gulf. The exercise appears to include a scenario for closing the Strait of Hormuz. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports from the Pentagon.
Bin Alawi sagte am Dienstag in einem Fernsehprogramm Al Jazeera TV: „Oman hat keine Botschaft von irgendeiner Seite gebracht. Aber wir glauben, dass es Chancen geben könnte, Gespräche zwischen den beiden Ländern zu beginnen“.
Die beiden Seiten brauchen Zeit und Gelegenheit, weil jegliche Rangeleien oder Konflikte weder für sie noch für die Region Früchte tragen, fügte er hinzu.
(18.7.2018) US President Donald Trump had requested a meeting with President Rouhani ‘eight times’ on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in Sep., according to Rouhani’s chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi.
“During Rouhani’s last visit to New York for the UN General Assembly session, Trump asked the Iranian delegation eight times to have a meeting with the president,” Mahmoud Vaezi told reporters after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
Lavrentiev said Iranian service personnel whom he described as advisors could be among Syrian army forces who remain closer to the Israeli border.
„But there are no units of heavy equipment and weapons that could pose a threat to Israel at a distance of 85 km from the line of demarcation,“ Lavrentiev said.
„It seems President Trump has been taken hostage by Saudi Arabia and a few producers when they claimed they can replace 2.5 million barrels per day of Iranian exports, encouraging him to take action against Iran,“ Hossein Kazempour Ardebili was quoted as saying.
The Trump administration has been pushing countries to cut all imports of Iranian oil from November 4 when the United States re-imposes sanctions against the Islamic Republic’s banking and petroleum sectors.
It is the first time parliament has summoned Rouhani, who is under pressure from hardline rivals to change his cabinet following a deterioration in relations with the United States and Iran’s growing economic difficulties.
AMPA: US President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that talks with arch foe Iran were imminent, despite silence from the Islamic republic’s leaders to his offer for a meeting.
„I have a feeling they’ll be talking to us pretty soon,“ Trump told a rally in Tampa, Florida, before adding: „and maybe not, and that’s ok too.“
Das Mitglied des Schlichtungsrates Hojjatoleslam Ali-Akbar Nateq Nouri sagte am Dienstag, dass das Angebot des US-Präsidenten Donald Trump für Gespräche mit Iran ohne Vorbedingung im Obersten Nationalen Sicherheitsrat (SNSC) des Irans sorgfältig untersucht werden muss.
Handelsbeamter sagt, dass Tauschhandel mit afrikanischen Ländern das Bankwesen ersetzen würde
Die Gewinner eines Trump-Rohani-Gipfels würden in jedem Falle die Menschen in Amerika und dem Iran sein. Verlieren würde nur die internationale Kriegslobby.
“Respecting the Iranian nation’s rights, reducing hostilities and returning to the nuclear deal are steps that can be taken to pave the bumpy road of talks between Iran and America,” tweeted Hamid Aboutalebi, an advisor to Rouhani.
„I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet,“ Trump said during a joint news conference at the White House alongside Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. „I do believe that they will probably end up wanting to meet. I’m ready to meet whenever they want to.“
„No preconditions,“ he added. „They want to meet, I’ll meet, whenever they want.“
Video: Donald Trump says he is willing to meet Iran’s leaders in a bid to diffuse tensions with the US.
Hours before Trump’s statement, Iran’s foreign ministry ruled out the possibility of negotiations with the US government over the enduring bilateral problems. „The United States has proved that it is unreliable, so engagement and dialogue with the current US government is impossible,“ Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said earlier on Monday.
“African nations want cash payments for the products they sell others but Iranian merchants want to buy their required goods through installments,” he told a forum on Iran-Africa trade issues in Tehran in which ambassadors of Kenya, Algeria, the Ivory Coast, Mauritania and Ghana had also participated, as reported by IRNA.
That group, the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, or MEK for short, was designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department until 2012, at which point it was removed from the State Department’s terror list after an intense lobbying effort. The group was on the terror list for good reason: MEK has killed several American servicemembers and contractors; attempted to assassinate a top U.S. general; and attempted to kidnap the U.S. Ambassador to Iran, Douglas MacArthur II.
In 1992, the MEK conducted a terror attack on the Iranian mission to the United Nations in New York, making it one of the few terror groups to have operated on U.S. soil, according to Daniel Benjamin, the former coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department.
The group has been widely characterized as a cult.
(2.7.2018) Many Trump stalwarts have a peculiar, paid position as lobbyists for the People’s Jihadi Organization (Mojahedin-e Khalq), the Iranian expatriate group aiming to overthrow the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Hence we find Rudy Giuliani addressing their annual convention and pledging regime change in Iran.
Giuliani only has experience of two kinds of regime change. Disastrous and more catastrophic.
(25.7.2018) „The mullahs are months away from building a nuke, the neocons tell us. Keep in mind, these people have been saying the exact same thing, word for word, for more than a decade. You can look it up on Google.
They have no idea what they are talking about. Their track records are embarrassing. Disaster after disaster. They ought to be selling time-shares in Maui or doing something useful.“
(24.7.2018) Tucker: We are moving toward confrontation with Iran. That should worry everybody, but it should especially concern the president’s supporters. If President Trump decides to go to war with Iran, it will destroy his presidency, just as the Iraq War destroyed the presidency of his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush.
Hello, it is my pleasure to send my warm regards to advocates and friends to a free Iran. This year, the world has watched men and women bravely stand up for their rights in peaceful protests across the country.
Weist Berichte über einen geplanten US-Angriff als „Fiktion“ zurück
One possibility is direct negotiations between Washington and Tehran. Trump has indicated he believes his hard line will prompt Iran to seek a “bigger deal” with Washington, telling a press briefing at this month’s NATO summit that Tehran “at some point will call me and ask for a deal, and we’ll make a deal.“ However, Trump needs to understand that his current strategy forecloses opportunities for diplomatic compromise because, as Rouhani’s “mother of all wars” statement shows, Iran’s leaders are unlikely to accept the humiliation – and the blow to national pride – of a complete surrender to Trump’s threats and pressure.
Another option is that the JCPOA continues without the United States.
Kommersant: Israel sees Iran as greater threat than Islamic State, ex-defense chief says
(17.7.2018) Netanyahu does not explain in the video aired by Kan how he convinced Trump to exit the deal. Trump had vowed to scrap what he assailed as the “worst deal ever” before becoming president.