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Japan urges Iran to keep nuclear deal, refrain from further action

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The mindless decision of the current occupant of the White House to withdraw from the Iran Agreement, was based on disinformation and misinformation supplied by the so-called “ally and friend” in the Middle East itching for the United States of America to go to war with Iran.

The disastrous war of choice on Iraq was forced on George W (Weapons of Mass Deception) Bush by the same player in the Middle East. This is another dangerous and sad chapter of United Sates involvement in the region.

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Iran should stop Nuclear development. Otherwise, bad things will happen, I am afraid.

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I thought the deal was scrapped. Why should they stick with a deal that no longer exists while constantly being threatened by the war mongering US.

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It seems like the Trump withdrawal and lack of response from Europe, the deal has ended.

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So let me summarize: Japan is considering a full scale military build up and possibly a nuclear program. Australia is presently discussing the possibility of developing a nuclear program. But, both nations support the US and  are opposed to any nuclear program in NK or Iran. However, don't forget that both Japan and Australia will need US approval of any nuclear ambitions.

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Japan is urging the wrong country!

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For a country that claims they wanted the deal and were so upset by it being terminated, they sure were quick to ramp up production that would have been in violation. Iran is sending a pretty clear signal that they never really wanted the deal in the first place.

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rlperez: "However, don't forget that both Japan and Australia will need US approval of any nuclear ambitions."

You also forgot to mention that NK actually has and is building nuclear weapons with the full approval of Trump, and Japan is bending over for it.

It's amusing how Japan thinks it has any say in what Iran does.

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It is interesting that Iran and many other nations "assume" that the so called "deal" was with Iran and the US "only" and that US must be in the deal for the deal to be effective and applicable to the parties. True that the US was the primary negotiator and powerhouse that actually kindly "funded" the deal. But the deal still exists even if the US leaves the group. And technically, the US could have demanded the funds be returned when leaving the group. Therefore, the deal is technically enforceable even if US is out of the group.

And Iran too could have left the deal and returned all of the funds it received.

At least that is the way I undersatnd how "deals" are made and works.

The biggest problem is that the "deal" was not "complete" in its contents. There must be a clause or statement somewhere in there that provides for "repercussions" and "punishments" if and when the "deal" is compromised in any manner or form. If there were, no one is talking about it and demanding compliance. If there were, Trump or any other nations party to the "deal" can and should make "demands" to correct the situation and problem. (So therefore, as Turmp has indicated, it is a terrible if not a bad deal. In essense it was a "gift" with hopeful expectationsand no guarantee. )

So now other countries must again "ask" not "demand" compliance to the terms outlined but without any enforcement clauses. And Abe and Japan can only "recommend" that Iran keep its end of the deal.

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Kazetsukai

America didn't fund any nuclear deal. It returned Iranian money paid before 1979 for weapons never delivered. The ending of the sanctions also unlocked Iran money in other countries. About $50 billion. America didn't give Iran a single dollar except for the agreed interest earned on the weapons money.

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extanker: " Iran is sending a pretty clear signal that they never really wanted the deal in the first place."

Iran was abiding by the deal, it is the US that reneged. Maybe, just maybe, the US is looking for more excuses and more support from its Western Wimps for military confrontation, for regime change.

kazetsukai: "There must be a clause or statement somewhere in there that provides for "repercussions" and "punishments" if and when the "deal" is compromised in any manner or form."

Yes, the deal has been compromised by the US by them reneging on the agreement. So the other parties to the deal should hold the US responsible and should hold the US to account- "repercussions" and "punishments".

This has nothing to do with Iran not complying with the deal; this is the US trying to show that they can do as they please and can demand that a nation abandon all forms of military defence. Remove all forms of resistance to US domination.

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Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal as an act of ‘diplomatic vandalism’ to spite his predecessor Barack Obama, Britain’s Ambassador to Washington wrote in a bombshell memo to Downing Street.

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