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The Iran Deal Is Keeping the Middle East From Going Nuclear. Why Does Trump Want to Blow It Up? - Foreign Policy (blog)

Few international agreements are as important to U.S. national security as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal. The JCPOA puts a lid on Iran's nuclear program and subjects it to intrusive inspections ...and more »

The rise and rise of Iran: How Tehran has become pivotal to the future of the Middle East - The Conversation AU

Iran and the US are once again on a dangerous collision course. President Trump's search for excuses to decertify the July 2015 nuclear deal, negotiated by the Obama administration, is exacerbating new tensions in their frayed relations. The US, in a ...and more »

Iran adhering to nuclear deal with world powers, UN watchdog says - Washington Post

ISTANBUL — The U.N. watchdog tasked with monitoring Iran's nuclear activities certified Thursday that the country remains in compliance with a 2015 accord struck with world powers, even as the Trump administration has threatened to withdraw from the ...and more »

Contradicting Trump, UN Monitor Says Iran Complies With Nuclear Deal - New York Times

The world's nuclear inspectors complicated President Trump's effort to find Iran in violation of the two-year-old nuclear accord with the United States and five other world powers, declaring on Thursday that the latest inspections found no evidence ...and more »

Iran says military sites are off-limits for nuclear inspections despite US pressure - Los Angeles Times

As the Trump administration calls for stricter monitoring of the Iranian nuclear agreement, officials in Iran insist they are complying with its terms and will not allow international inspectors into military sites. Iran, which agreed in 2015 to grant ...and more »

Watchdog: Iran complying with nuclear deal limits - The Hill

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reportedly found that Iran is in compliance with the limits of the nuclear deal negotiated between the U.S. and international powers. Reuters reported on Thursday that the U.N. watchdog agency said Iran ...and more »

Steve Bannon's Latest Move to Push Trump on Iran - The National Interest Online

The former White House chief strategist says he asked John Bolton to weigh in on Iran. Curt Mills. August 30, 2017. TweetShareShare · Printer-friendly version. Steve Bannon is going on the warpath. In addition to returning to the helm at Breitbart, the ...and more »

Iran is adhering to nuclear deal limits, UN says, despite Donald Trump claim - The Guardian

IAEA says Iran's stockpiles of uranium and heavy water are below agreed limits as Trump threatens to withhold certification of Tehran's compliance. Julian Borger in Washington. Fri 1 Sep 2017 04.53 EDT First published on Thu 31 Aug 2017 18.27 EDT ...and more »

Bolton: Israeli Strike Against Iran May Be Only Option to Stop Nuclear Program - Washington Free Beacon

Decades of U.S. diplomacy with Iran, including the Obama administration's landmark nuclear accord, may leave Israeli military action as the only option to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons, according to former U.S. Ambassador to the United ...and more »

Iran, and a diplomacy deficit - Open Democracy

Washington's enmity with Tehran, as much as that with Pyongyang, could spark into crisis. But who will avert it? Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (speaks at a parliament meeting in Tehran, Iran, on Aug. 20, 2017. Rouhani said Sunday that Iran's top ...and more »