European intelligence officials briefed in Israel on Iran's nuclear archive


Two weeks ago, Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the United Nations in New York City about preserving the global pact. That regime included the so-called Additional Protocol, which expanded the IAEA's access to sites in Iran, including giving inspectors insight into all parts of the nuclear fuel cycle, access on short notice to all buildings at an acknowledged nuclear site, and the right to obtain samples from military sites.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry is attempting to save his signature Iran Nuclear Deal as yet another deadline looms for the Trump administration on whether the USA will pull out of the agreement.

Jill Stein, the 2016 Green Party nominee for president of the United States, has denounced Benjamin Netanyahu's accusations against Iran on her Twitter, bringing up the issue of Israel having developed a secret nuclear weapons program, and saying that Tehran has complied with every treaty.

The Israeli Premier spoke to French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to update them about the Mossads findings on Monday. Trump has warned that unless the "terrible flaws" in the nuclear agreement are rectified by May 12, he will refuse to extend United States sanctions relief.

The Trump administration could pull out of the controversial agreement absent some changes to the pact, US officials have said, to the dismay of its allies U.K., France, and Germany, which have suggested they do not intend to leave even if America pulls out.

Iran resumed its role as a major oil exporter in January 2016 when worldwide sanctions were lifted in return for curbs on Tehran's nuclear program.

The end state to Trump's approach on Iran could very well be war.

He went on to suggest that the president may not want a withdrawal from the nuclear deal to upset his administration's ongoing discussions with China and North Korea.

Such an action could only be blocked by the UN Security Council but the United States could simply veto any such resolution. But U.S. sanctions would likely hurt any companies that do business with Iran.

The outcome of a pressure campaign coordinated by Trump and Netanyahu could be a peaceful but emphatic push to keep the nuclear deal alive - but stronger, better and permanent.

Under an agreement in 2015 with world leaders, Iran curbed its enrichment of uranium for nuclear fuel to ease concerns it could be put to use in developing bomb material.

Trump could refuse to renew the waivers but give new U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo time to negotiate more with the Europeans, exploiting the deal's dispute resolution mechanism or the time before the most draconian sanctions take effect. I do not believe this agreement can be fixed - we need a complete reset. USA states in the Great Lakes region have much less to lose from the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement, with areas like MI relying on Canada and Mexico for about 7 per cent of gross domestic product.

As Iran's all-powerful leader, Khamenei has the final word on all policy matters, foreign and domestic, including on the nuclear deal.