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Europe Doesn’t Have to Be Trump’s Doormat

By Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson – New York Times After months of swaggering hesitation, President Trump finally announced the United States’ withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, to which Britain, France, Russia, China, Germany and the European Union are also parties. This action tramples on European leaders, who urged Mr. Trump …

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Pompeo to press allies on Iran after moves on North Korea

Having returned from North Korea on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will embark on talks to persuade allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia to press Iran to return to negotiations over its nuclear and missile programs, U.S. officials said. The open question is whether the allies, and …

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Expert Warns “Iran’s Economy is in a Death Spiral”

Steve H. Hanke is a professor of Applied Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., a …

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IRAN’S NUCLEAR HOLIDAY: A FINAL ATTEMPT TO DETER TRUMP

Omer Carmi – The Washington Institute The twentieth day of Farvardin, which usually coincides with April 8 or 9, is known in Iran as “National Nuclear Technology Day.” The unusual celebration began under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who declared it an official holiday in 2006 after Iran reached a significant …

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HOW WILL IRAN PREPARE FOR POTENTIAL U.S. WITHDRAWAL FROM THE JCPOA?

Omer Carmi – The Washington Intitute Many observers believe that President Trump’s recent appointment of Iran hawks for two top positions—John Bolton as national security advisor and Michael Pompeo as secretary of state—is a further sign that he will withdraw from the nuclear deal next month, when the next deadlines for …

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With John Bolton, the Iran deal ‘nixers’ have an upper hand over the ‘fixers’

Mark Dubowitz – New York Daily News My long-standing hope for a fix to the fatal flaws of Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal may have just gone on life support with the appointment of John Bolton as President Trump’s national security adviser. While we are both strong critics of the deal, …

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Trump pushes Europe to fix Iran deal

Trump administration negotiators have a tough sales job as they pressure European allies to accept new restrictions to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal: Even if the Europeans agree, President Donald Trump may blow up the deal anyway. Given a mid-May deadline by Trump, U.S. negotiators are working with Britain, France …

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EU could impose blocking regulations if U.S. pulls out of Iran deal

The European Union could put in place regulations to protect its firms doing business in Iran if the United States withdraws from the 2015 nuclear deal and restores extraterritorial sanctions, a senior EU official said on Thursday But U.S. President Donald Trump on Jan. 12 vowed to restore U.S. sanctions …

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Iran says it can discuss other issues if nuclear deal successful

The United States and its European allies should ensure the 2015 nuclear deal is a success before demanding to negotiate on other issues such as Tehran’s regional activities or ballistic missile program, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said on Thursday “Now they ask Iran to enter discussions on other issues. Our …

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The ‘Carrot & Stick’ Policy: Iran’s Attitude in Foreign Relations

For a long time now, the ‘carrot and stick’ policy has been Iran’s principal way to deal with the demands of the Iranian population: on one hand promises of minor reforms, but on the other threats that greater reform ambitions would lead to insecurity and loss of economic stability. More …

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