Iran Slaps Down Haley: No One Sees Military Sites Without Ayatollah's Permission

'Strong indications' Trump won't recertify Iranian compliance with nuclear deal

'Strong indications' Trump won't recertify Iranian compliance with nuclear deal

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, last week pressed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to seek access to Iranian military bases to ensure that they were not concealing activities banned by the nuclear deal.

Last week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to quit the nuclear pact if the White House issues new sanctions.

Trump has called the JCPOA, "the worst deal ever".

Analysts say recent actions by the USA demonstrate that President Donald Trump plans to renege on the Iran nuclear agreement.

President Donald Trump has certified Iran's compliance with the JCPOA twice under a law that requires his administration to notify Congress of Iran's compliance every 90 days.

Former U.N. Ambassador and Fox News contributor John Bolton is a known ally to President Trump and has enjoyed a degree of connection to the Oval Office over the past few months.

If the Saudi officials stop their intervention in Yemen and give up their support to terrorism in the region, the relations between Iran and the Arab state will return to its normal track, Rouhani said.

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In his address, Rouhani also discussed the 2015 nuclear deal and said that Iran would honour it.

"Yes, indeed, if the [Iranian] nuclear program was resumed in full (while the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) allows Tehran to enrich uranium up to 5 percent) the Iranians could have managed to produce 20 percent enriched uranium within a few weeks, which in any event couldn't have become the basis for nuclear weapons", Sazhin emphasized in his interview with Sputnik Iran. With Bannon and his allies ousted and Bolton claiming he can't present his views to Trump, there is reason to fear that Trump will hear only one side of the debate over vital US foreign, defense, and national security policy matters such as the Iran deal.

On Saturday, Alireza Rahimi, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran's Parliament, said that United States pressure on the IAEA for Iran's nuclear activities is an "unconventional intervention" in the worldwide body's affairs, Tehran Times daily reported.

Under the 2015 accord, Iran also was not allowed any sanctions relief until the IAEA said it was satisfied that Tehran had answered outstanding questions about "possible military dimensions" of its past nuclear research.

"Take, for example, the nuclear deal between Iran and the Obama Administration". If they withdraw, the JCPOA will probably survive, but its political relevance will be greatly reduced.

As a great country, Iran has huge power, but at the same time has great patience due to its civilizational background, President Rouhani said at a weekly cabinet session in Tehran. The expert stressed that over the past two years dozens of foreign leaders and businessmen have visited the country concluding billion-dollar deals.

The slight highlights an ongoing competition for influence within the White House between foreign policy hawks such as Bolton and more moderate thinkers, such as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who have both advised against pulling out of the deal.

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