European Union Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini told a press conference today during her visit to Washington that she’s received assurances from a number of US lawmakers that they intend to keep the US compliant with the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran.
That’s going to be a challenge, because the US has long been refusing to comply with certain sanctions relief they were required to offer under the deal. President Trump has decertified the deal, saying he wants to renegotiate.
Mogherini says that renegotiation is “not an option,” something that all the other P5+1 nations have pointed out. Trump’s decertification brings the matter up to a possible Congressional vote to withdraw from the pact.
But while the deal was very controversial within Congress when first signed, there’s a lot less interest among them in voting to dishonor the deal now, especially since other nations have indicated that the pact will remain in place with or without the US.
4 thoughts on “EU: US Lawmakers Aim to Comply With Iran Nuclear Deal”
They lied to Federica. They’ll do whatever their israeli handlers tell them to; no more, no less. They didn’t sign those oaths of fealty for nothing…
To defy the Donald on the Iran nuclear deal is to defy Bibi Netanyahu. That surely is a bridge to far for the lickspittles..
This time around support by cosignatories will be hard to come by. Congress (its handlers really) will understand that if the partnership with Europe cannot hold — it would be better to not reveal weaknesses. But if Nethanyahu lobby can exert maximum pressure on Europeean countries — that are likewise under the influence of identical lobbies — then it will be on. Short term vs. long term? This is where Nethanyahu club world wide does not understand. Their absolute preference is short term gain, indulging in the excess of short term “winning”, while being shocked at the reaction by “nationalists”. The more it becomes plain and obvious that the interests of countries are to take back seat to Israel interests, the potentially uglier will be the blowback aimed at restoring common sense and national priorities.
I would not expect Europe to stand firm for their interests— more like muddying through the pressure of the well known club, and the rising unhappiness of voters. They will find a diversion, such as Russia — but this is also growing stale. Terrorism as a diversion is growing stale, as the utterly grotesque media narrative has failed to persuade voters that the solution is “out there in the Middle East”, but it is closer home. Decisions to start wars, and then to cave in under the tsunami of refugees and economic migrants caused by those very decisions. Voters are in no mood for inventing another boogey Hitler, and are going to increasingly look closer home for solutions. This is viewed by Nethanyahu world-wide club as “nativism”, but as every one knows— charity begins at home.
The outcome will probably be a compromise, which means that no matter what Frederica says — Europe will have to forgo their interests and quietly join the anti-Iran club. But the worsening standard of living, worsening workplace conditions, worsening prospects for their children, will eventually bring to power the real deal, not fantasy creatures like Macron. In Germany, the Merkel coalition with Liberals (neocons) and Greens (neocons), promises more rather then less German involvement in neocon hotspots. Having just list Iraqi Kurdistan — it is Germany that is “volunteering” to train Kurds, and naturally supply with weapons. What a laugh!
It is bad enough supporting Turkish PKK, now off to more messy entanglement! And who is so mad over the loss of Kirkuk? Nethanyahu. He wants compensation! And Germany is rushing to stick its neck into the mess, the moment Nethanyahu snaps his fingers.
We’re pretty good at throwing our weight around- we do break an awful lot of stuff- but not so good when we actually have to play ball and play by the rules. To some, America is so ‘exceptional’ we’re above all that legal and moral mumbo-jumbo.
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