Europe cannot keep nuclear deal with Iran: hope for Russia again


Last week's hot events in the Middle East directly affected the future nuclear deal with Iran - the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPO), signed by Tehran in the summer of 2015 with five permanent member countries of the UN Security Council and Germany that joined them.


Tehran responded to the killing of Suleimani


This plan halted Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. However, he allowed him to continue research in nuclear physics without preserving uranium enrichment capacities. To monitor the implementation of the provisions of the JCPOA, Tehran agreed to provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with access to all Iranian nuclear facilities for a period of 20 years.

Last week, this crucial international deal was in jeopardy. On Sunday, January 5, the Iranian authorities announced their intention to finally abandon the restrictions stipulated by the JCPOA plan regarding the number of centrifuges, the level of enrichment and storage of uranium. Tehran explained its decision in response to the assassination of Iranian General Kassem Suleimani by the United States in Baghdad.

This is not Iran’s first attempt to review the terms of the nuclear deal. Last May, he already announced the beginning of the first phase of the release of their JCPOA.
Then Tehran said that it had ceased to comply with the conditions regarding the reserves of enriched uranium and heavy water. And in July, he proceeded to the second stage of reducing his obligations under the JCPOA and announced the start of uranium enrichment at a level exceeding the terms of the nuclear deal.

How Trump Withdrew the US from the JCPOA


That was Tehran’s response to withdrawing from the United States nuclear deal. They did this in May 2018, and Iran, as prescribed in paragraph 26 of the JCPOA, began to withdraw from the agreement exactly one year after the United States. The motives of the Americans are famous. Israel actively opposed the deal. Israel did not believe that the Iranians would honestly abide by the agreement.

The Barack Obama administration dismissed these concerns. Another thing is Donald Trump. After coming to power, he took a number of significant steps in favor of Israel (he moved the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognized the Golan Heights as Israeli) and, finally, broke off the nuclear deal with Iran.

As usual in such cases, the American president said: "The United States has evidence that Iran continues to develop nuclear weapons, thereby violating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action."

The IAEA hastened to refute Trump's unsubstantiated charge. Europe has joined the topic. The European Union supported Iran and said that the deal could not be denounced by the decision of one country. But who would listen to him? Trump has already decided everything for himself, and the opinion of the rest of the world did not bother him at all.

So instead of a deal with Iran, economic sanctions appeared against it. Europe, as it could, resisted, tried to circumvent these sanctions and continue economic cooperation, but ultimately succumbed to US pressure.

Meanwhile, the deal for Europe, as well as for other signatories of the JCPOA, is extremely important. There are two important motivations. First, no one is happy with the prospect of a country with a nuclear weapon with a poorly predictable foreign policy in its neighbors. Secondly, the multibillion-dollar contracts of European companies were at stake, having managed to get accustomed to Iran after removing economic restrictions from it.

German Foreign Ministry signs powerlessness


In the summer, the Atomic Energy Agency did not confirm the translation of Iran’s threats into real practice, but recognized the risks to the agreement on the JCPOA. Now these risks have increased multiple. We understood this in Europe. European Union Foreign Ministers rallied in Brussels on Friday. After a long discussion, they called on Iran not to abandon the nuclear deal.

Assistance to Brussels was not promised to Tehran, but it was recalled that President Trump “reopened the door for diplomacy”. The quote in Europe was taken from the statement of Washington’s Iran’s special envoy for relations with Iran, Brian Hook. Hook also appealed to the Iranian authorities and invited them "not to respond to our diplomacy with military violence."

It’s clear that Tehran didn’t react at all to the hypocritical invitation of an American diplomat. Then German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas turned to Russia. “We want Moscow in the upcoming talks to help persuade Iran to comply with the rules of the game,” said Maas in an interview with Saarbrucker Zeitung on Monday. Again hope for Russia. And in this matter too.

“Russia,” the German minister signed in his own impotence, “being one of the signatories to the agreement, is responsible for ensuring that it (the agreement) as a factor of stability in the region is preserved.”

It is not known whether President Putin heard the helpless appeal of Maas, but on Monday the Russian leader had a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron. “In connection with the tense situation around Iran, the Presidents of Russia and France noted the need for restraint on all sides and spoke out in favor of continuing efforts to maintain a joint comprehensive plan of action,” the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

It seems that now, without Russia, it’s impossible to clear up what American “strategists” have done in the Middle East.
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  1. smaug78 13 January 2020 16: 26 New
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    According to the yellow tradition of stupid propagandists, the title does not correspond to the content. Quickly, they learn from liberal nonpolozhets ...
    1. Vitalian 13 January 2020 18: 01 New
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      Quote: smaug78
      According to the yellow tradition of stupid propagandists, the title does not correspond to the content. Quickly, they learn from liberal nonpolozhets ...

      That's for sure, such headings are terrifying .. (sorry there are no minuses under the articles for some reason)
      Everything rests on Iran’s nuclear program and who is the main one who is terribly afraid of this? .. Further I think it’s not worth writing, everything is clear ..
      Now such articles about "terrorist Iran knocking down civilian liners and trying to create nuclear weapons" will flow and they will crush everyone and destroy democracy there .. Zhdems!
  2. prior 13 January 2020 16: 28 New
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    Until Nord Stream 2 is completed, not a single foreigner (especially an American) to the ISS and no talk about the Iranian atom.
    One must someday answer ....
    1. 1959ain 13 January 2020 16: 38 New
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      Correctly it is necessary to arm the monkeys in a quiet, otherwise they planted planes in favor of the USA. And Iran may soon surrender to the United States, but the mess must be supported there necessarily as the United States does. Yemen must be supported, there they are fighting as we need.
    2. Sling cutter 13 January 2020 19: 48 New
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      prior (Vlad) There's nothing to add here)) Better SP-2 can only be SP-3 s, which will ensure the removal of Maskiada debris to Europe and ensure the return supply of nuclear tails to us! And most importantly, so that Americans do not fly to the ISS, it is necessary to flood it, this ISS! Blow up the moon, so that the Chinese also do not visit it and wait for Yellowstone to smell!
  3. knn54 13 January 2020 16: 50 New
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    The West will be weird, new sanctions and Russia to persuade. This is called "setup."
    1. 1959ain 13 January 2020 17: 35 New
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      In Kiev, proposed to celebrate the "450th anniversary of the burning of Moscow"
  4. paul3390 13 January 2020 17: 08 New
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    Interesting - what rules of the game did the German mean? Like - they will kill you a little, but you do not fight back, humbly ask for mercy? So what?
    1. 1959ain 13 January 2020 17: 38 New
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      The United States continues to put forward a “color revolution”, secondly, Washington will sooner or later begin to block Iranian oil exports by force, and thirdly, Tehran will ultimately block the “bottleneck”.
  5. Alexga 13 January 2020 17: 29 New
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    This is not a problem for Russia. There is an example of the DPRK, there is a nuclear weapon - no one is touching, so Iran has a lot to develop. Although the global danger of nuclear war is increasing. Or maybe not, few can begin to terrorize a nuclear power.
  6. parusnik 13 January 2020 17: 39 New
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    It seems that now, without Russia, it’s impossible to clear up what American “strategists” have done in the Middle East.
    .... And fig goat button accordion? ... If we give consent to the raking of the Augean stables, then from the beginning the West must do something for Russia, the lifting of sanctions, for example ...
    1. bk316 13 January 2020 18: 35 New
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      ... And fig goat button accordion? ...

      So I think too ....
      Yes, and how do they imagine?
      Russia will give Iran non-aggression guarantees from NATO countries?
      Why on earth? Well, if only at first there to place an air defense army at the expense of geyropa laughing
    2. Sling cutter 13 January 2020 19: 53 New
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      parusnik (Alexey Bogomazov) First answer what and against whom the sanctions were imposed, and then counter-sanctions. Then, clearly understand for yourself that Russia is a “capitalist” country of the 3rd order and only after that, remember the greatness of the USSR)
      1. wchin 13 January 2020 20: 15 New
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        Then, clearly understand for yourself that Russia is a "capitalist" country of the 3rd order

        In fact, Russia is a developing neo-feudal third world country.
        Quote: Stroporez
        only after that, remember the greatness of the USSR

        The USSR was a slave-owning country of the fourth world. The country of the loser.
        1. Sling cutter 13 January 2020 20: 23 New
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          Quote: wchin
          The USSR was a slave-owning country of the fourth world. The country of the loser.
          Reply

          Were your parents slaves and losers in the USSR? Why then did they give birth to you? request Strange ....
          1. wchin 13 January 2020 21: 15 New
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            Quote: Stroporez
            Were your parents slaves and losers in the USSR?

            Not only them, but I was them. There is nothing to be done, such was the country.
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            Why then did they give birth to you?

            I'm afraid to surprise you, but losers and slaves also breed. Moreover, more active than all other categories.
  7. 1959ain 13 January 2020 17: 40 New
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    It seems that US intelligence and the CIA are not in vain considered the best in the world, which cannot be said about Iranian air defense and the IRGC generals who planned the retaliation operation.
    1. bk316 13 January 2020 18: 37 New
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      Iran’s air defense is definitely not the best in the world, I think somewhere behind the top five next to the United States. laughing
      But the CIA does not matter which president is still not guided by its information.
  8. asv363 13 January 2020 17: 53 New
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    Iran agreed to maintain the JCPOA on the condition that the rest of the participants, mainly Europe, will help offset the shortfall in budget revenues due to US sanctions after the US withdraws from the transaction. In principle, the EU launched the INSTEX payment system, which provides postings bypassing US sanctions, but it does not work very well. The result was a certain analogue of the oil-for-food program. Those. the question is precisely to the European triple England, Germany, France. Russia and China continue to cooperate with Iran, for example, the construction of the second phase of the Bushehr nuclear power plant continues.

    From the news of the day - the Iranian president signed a law recognizing the US military and the Pentagon as terrorist organizations. Link in English:
    https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2020/01/13/2180779/iran-president-orders-implementation-of-law-designating-us-forces-as-terrorists
  9. ccsr 13 January 2020 18: 12 New
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    Gennady Granovsky
    The Iranian authorities announced their intention to finally abandon the restrictions stipulated by the JCPOA plan regarding the number of centrifuges, the level of enrichment and storage of uranium. Tehran explained its decision in response to the assassination of Iranian General Kassem Suleimani by the United States in Baghdad.

    The most unpleasant thing in the whole story is that Iran seemed to be waiting for something like this to get out of this deal on a plausible pretext. And this Trump gave them such an opportunity, killing a demonstratively Iranian general, and finally burned down bridges to deter Iran’s nuclear programs. There will be nothing good for us from this, but who in the future will sob more than anyone else is the Israelis. In general, Trump has brewed such a mess that will not only be disintegrated by the United States, but the whole world. Well, the fact that they will not do without us is obvious, but no matter how sideways the future proximity of another nuclear country with us would not happen.
    1. asv363 13 January 2020 19: 19 New
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      Iran has not left the JCPOA. No one except the United States has not yet come out.
      1. ccsr 13 January 2020 19: 47 New
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        Iran has not left the JCPOA. No one except the United States has not yet come out.

        I think they will behave the same as the leader of the DPRK, and if they are accused of something, they will simply point a finger at the United States, and everyone will wipe themselves off. In general, there was an opportunity to lower the nuclear program on the brakes, but the crazy Trump ruined this business.
        1. asv363 13 January 2020 20: 10 New
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          You're right. If there is no big war with the United States, they will wait on October 20 — the date the arms embargo ends. At the beginning of 2021, the presidential election in Iran - I think the United States will stagger Iran through the Shaitan-Maidan and similar technologies, plus sanctions. Iran is not at hand now with additional pressure due to the breakdown of the JCPOA.
  10. rocket757 13 January 2020 18: 53 New
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    Russia will sell / not sell to Iran, a new defensive weapon !!!
    This is the smut for the axis countries .... "good" !!!
    EVERYTHING!
  11. Vitalian 13 January 2020 19: 28 New
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    And where are the "comrades from Israel" under this article .. Is this precisely their concern to Israel? All as if on command, fell silent and waiting lol
    Well done! The main thing is to wait for the hype they have started, and then already .. Again act negative
    They work beautifully in a team and today is not even Saturday .. bully
    And in response to silence !!!!!! Do not be afraid
  12. Nitarius 14 January 2020 08: 33 New
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    how can Russia rake in ... what the USA sowed ... because they’re kind of behind a puddle .. but now the puddle is getting closer and closer to missiles .. when it arrives at them too!
  13. smaug78 15 January 2020 20: 21 New
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    Quote: Vitalian
    Quote: smaug78
    According to the yellow tradition of stupid propagandists, the title does not correspond to the content. Quickly, they learn from liberal nonpolozhets ...

    That's for sure, such headings are terrifying .. (sorry there are no minuses under the articles for some reason)
    Everything rests on Iran’s nuclear program and who is the main one who is terribly afraid of this? .. Further I think it’s not worth writing, everything is clear ..
    Now such articles about "terrorist Iran knocking down civilian liners and trying to create nuclear weapons" will flow and they will crush everyone and destroy democracy there .. Zhdems!

    And again, the non-villagers bubble puddles loudly and smelly)))