Tag: International Atomic Energy Agency

Ayatollah Khamenei and Donald Trump

Trump Keeps Iran Nuclear Deal But Still Wants Changes

The Iran nuclear deal will apparently survive its latest 90-day review, despite President Trump’s frequent criticisms of the arrangement and requests for alternatives from his advisers, and the Trump administration’s strong criticism of the Iranian government’s crackdown on the recent popular uprising.

Klein: Six Simple Reasons Trump Should Nix the Iran Nuclear Deal

NEW YORK — President Trump is facing a looming October 15 deadline mandated by a law requiring the U.S. president to certify every 90 days that Iran is keeping its side of the Obama administration-brokered nuclear agreement and that the deal continues to be “vital to the national security interests of the United States.”

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AP: Secret Iran Nuclear Deal Docs Lift Restrictions After 11 Years

Key restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will ease in slightly more than a decade, cutting the time Tehran would need to build a bomb to six months from present estimates of a year, according to a document obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

5 Ways the Iranians Have Made Obama Look Like an Idiot

On Tuesday, the Iranian government test-fired ballistic missiles in violation of international agreements. When called on it, they threatened to walk away from a deal cut with the Obama administration and the G5+1 last year that freed the country of sanctions in return for commitments to stop nuclear arms development.

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Flashback: Obama Said Iran Deal Not Based on ‘Trust’

President Barack Obama insisted in a speech Aug. 5 that the Iran deal “doesn’t require trust,” because it “verifies” Iranian compliance. Now, that claim has been destroyed, thanks to an Associated Press report confirming that Iran will be testing a suspected nuclear site on its own.


WH Denies Secret Iran Deals, Mocks Cotton

Thursday at the White House press briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest addressed concerns brought to light by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) about the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA)  nuclear agreement with Iran on how inspections will proceed and said there

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Report: International Inspectors Fail to Stop Syria Chemical Weapons

International inspectors failed to stop Syria from stockpiling chemical weapons, in spite of an international agreement in 2013, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal on Friday. International inspectors were skeptical of Syria’s claims to have disposed of its stockpiles, but were afraid that reporting violations would destroy the overall deal: “Members of the inspection team didn’t push for answers, worried that it would compromise their primary objective of getting the regime to surrender the 1,300 tons of chemicals it admitted to having.”

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Susan Rice Admits Secret ‘Side Deals’ with Iran

White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice admitted the existence of two secret “side deals” between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to accompany the main Iran nuclear deal agreed last week between Iran and the P5+1 powers (U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China).

Iran Parliament Majlis (Behrouz Mehri / AFP / Getty)

Iran Parliament Wants to Revise Nuclear Deal

Iran’s parliament, the Islamic Constituent Assembly, or Majlis, holds the power to revise or delay key parts of the nuclear deal with Iran–even as President Barack Obama and world powers seek a UN Security Council resolution before the U.S. Congress can review the deal.


IAEA Report Proves Iran Was Researching Nuclear Missiles

Iran was heavily involved in nuclear weapons research, according to documents given to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2005. To date, Iran has refused to acknowledge this past work on nuclear weapons, but IAEA reports leave no doubt the documents are credible and described research only suitable for a nuclear arms.