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JCPOA: Forward Into the Past

Sooner or later, the Emerging Situation Will Force the Trump Administration to Make the Difficult Choice between the JCPOA and a New War in the Middle East In the last few months, the U.S.¬–Iran confrontation has been rapidly and steadily plunging the Middle East into the atmosphere of an impending armed conflict. The main stumbling block for Tehran and Washington ...


US Withdrawal From the JCPOA and Anti-Iranian Sanctions: Pros and Cons

... there is no way of stopping it Sanctions researchers and enforcers are acutely intrigued by the question of whether the new sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran would be effective. By withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program, the United States dealt a heavy blow to multilateral diplomacy. Approved by UN Security Council Resolution 2231 Resolution 2231 (2015) adopted by the UN Security Council at its 7488th meeting on July 20, 2015 ,...


Tanker Incidents: Who Blinks First?

... Iran to engage in diplomatic manoeuvring in its relations with the United States and its allies has narrowed considerably. The development of the current crisis began in May 2018, following the unilateral US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal (JCPOA). The Americans resumed heavy economic sanctions, blocking, among other things, the supply of Iranian oil to foreign markets. In May 2019, the situation began to deteriorate rapidly. On the one hand, the Americans further strengthened the sanctions,...


US–Iran Conflict Would Strengthen China’s Position in the Middle East

Any US action in Iran would profoundly benefit China’s interests in Iran and strengthen its position across the region China’s rise in the Middle East is not simply a case of debt-trap diplomacy or expanding Chinese influence, it requires an ideological shift to accommodate a new regional player and the process of institutional change that that brings. Any US action in Iran would profoundly benefit China’s interests in Iran and strengthen its position across the region. Inviting China’s capital...


Moscow’s Options in The Wake of A US Military Confrontation with Iran

The fall of Iran could undermine Moscow's capacity for balancing in the Middle East As US-Iran tensions are changing course beyond JCPOA and towards a possible military confrontation, the Russian factor is becoming more crucial. Russia's Middle East policy is marked with balancing acts that secure the country's role as an agile and effective balancing power. The fall of the Islamic ...


New Horizons of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Can the JCPOA become the basis of a new global nuclear non-proliferation regime? At the beginning of the 21st century, we were able to talk with some confidence about the obvious success of the nuclear non-proliferation regime, the foundations of which had ...


Original Post: Helping Iran Make the Call

... a choice is a call. I will first comment on the excellent article by Director Kortunov and Ambassador Duclos, and then briefly make the case that Iran does not need to worry about choices, it just needs to make the call. Why the US Walked Away from JCPOA* I do worry about being blinded by my admiration for and devotion to President Donald Trump, but I think I am on safe ground when I suggest that the President walked away from JCPOA for two reasons: first, to fool the Zionists into thinking he was ...


Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... disagreements notwithstanding, the broad international consensus is that it is impossible to kick Iran out of the Middle Eastern map, and that some modus vivendi with the Islamic Republic is indispensable. Andrey Kortunov: Iran’s Ultimatum to Europe: Is the JCPOA Doomed? Four years ago, a protracted and very difficult multilateral negotiating process resulted in the signing of a nuclear agreement with Tehran. Many countries hoped that the success of the JCPOA would mark a turning point in Iran’s relations ...


Iran’s Ultimatum to Europe: Is the JCPOA Doomed?

... economic and social development On May 8, 2019, Iran sent a message to Germany, Britain, China and Russia that it was suspending the fulfilment of certain obligations under the “Iranian nuclear deal” – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. In particular, Tehran refuses to comply with restrictions that were placed on the production of uranium and heavy water reserves. In addition, if Iran’s partners fail to fulfil their obligations “in the banking and oil fields sectors” within ...


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