The Iran Project
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Noting that the new US president can make any decision he wants about the nuclear deal, he said, The JCPOA will not be open to negotiations at all. Our nuclear talks with the US have ended. We will not enter political negotiations with neither the current nor the future US administration. The JCPOA is a finished case in our view, Araqchi stressed. He also said that Iran views the extension of Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) by the US as a new sanction and violation of the JCPOA.
21stCenturyWire
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21st Century Wire says... Just days before the US inauguration, in his recent interview with the Times of London President-Elect Donald Trump continue to challenge a number of Washington foreign policy sacred cows, particularly neoconservative positions. He signalled a lifting of US sanctions against Russia in the spirit of cooperation in nuclear arms reductions and also to partner with Moscow in the fight radical Islamist Terror. Trump also laid into NATO calling it “obsolete”, while potentially driving a wedge between traditionally tight US-EU relations as he chastised Brussels, as well as US ally German and its leader Angela Merkel over her country's immigration policy. “They have sanctions on Russia — let’s see if we can make some good deals with Russia. For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially,” said Trump.
Washington Free Beacon
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Ruptly TV
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The sanctions worked. And we worked unbelievably hard to keep Europe united around those sanctions. And they have been. And so they didn't get lifted. And Minsk, I regret, has not been fully implemented obviously. But I think it had an impact. We also engaged in the frontline state reassurance programme for Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, etc." Video ID: 20170117- 030 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly
The Huffington Post
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As many U.S. strategists also see merit in the agreement, since it deprives Iran of a nuclear option for at least a decade or more, a decisive shift on the nuclear deal appears unlikely. On the other hand, Trump could be pressured by his close associates -- especially his pick for national security advisor, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, a notoriously outspoken Iranophobe -- to counter the Iranians on other fronts. This could take a variety of forms, including stepped-up sanctions, increased aid to Saudi Arabia in its war against the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen, or attacks on Iranian proxies in the Middle East. Any of these would no doubt prompt countermoves by Tehran, and from there a cycle of escalation could lead in numerous directions, all dangerous, including military action by the U.S., Israel, or Saudi Arabia. So mark this one as flash point four and take a deep breath.
21stCenturyWire
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21st Century Wire says... Just days before the US inauguration, in his recent interview with the Times of London President-Elect Donald Trump signalled a lifting of US sanctions against Russia in the spirit of cooperation in nuclear arms reductions and also to partner in the fight radical Islamist Terror. Trump also laid into NATO calling it “obsolete”, while chastising the EU, as well as German leader Angela Merkel over her country's immigration policy. “They have sanctions on Russia — let’s see if we can make some good deals with Russia. For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially,” said Trump. Regarding a change in sanctions policy, Trump added, “Something can happen that a lot of people are going to benefit.” His off-handed comments on the EU will certainly upset career Mandarins europhiles in Brussels and Berlin too: “You look at the European Union and it’s Germany.
RT YouTube
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PressTV News
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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has praised the nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1 as a legal and political victory for the nation. Rouhani who was speaking on the first anniversary of the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, described the deal as a national achievement. He said Iran proved to the world that it is not pursuing weapons of mass destruction and is only after peace and security in the region and the world. Rouhani said one year on, all nuclear-related sanctions on Iran’s oil, gas and energy sectors as well as insurance and transportation have been lifted. The Iranian president later rejected any possibility of re-negotiating the nuclear deal under America’s new administration. He said nothing will happen to the JCPOA because it is an international agreement, not a unilateral deal between Iran and the U-S.
Sputnik International
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Sputnik International
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Voice Of America
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he would not consider renegotiating the Iran nuclear deal with the incoming Trump administration, which has repeatedly denounced the deal. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday on the first anniversary of the deal’s signing, Rouhani said there would be “no sense” in trying to renegotiate it now. "The nuclear deal is finished, it has been approved by the U.N. Security Council and has become an international document,” he said. “It is a multilateral accord and there is no sense in renegotiating it.” U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the nuclear deal, most recently in an interview Sunday with the Times of London, saying, “I’m not happy with the Iran deal. I think it’s one of the worst deals ever made.” The deal, struck last year between Iran and several western nations, limits Iran’s uranium enrichment abilities in exchange for the loosening of sanctions on the country.
BBC Parliament
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I hope my party does too. But successive Foreign Secretaries and Home Secretaries and Prime Ministers have come to this House and said that they are proud when they've come back from the EU, that they have been able to make sure that the EU keeps strong sanctions against Russian territorial aggression. How will we be able to do that in the future when we've left the European Union? Well, we'll be able to do it by bilateral negotiation.
Voice Of America
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"If Trump steps back then that will be an invitation for Putin to step forward,” worried Igor Sutyagin, a Russian arms control expert now at the Royal United Services Institute, a London-based think tank. Ukraine Ukrainian leaders having become increasingly alarmed at Trump’s talk of being able to make a deal with Moscow. In the weekend interview, the incoming president suggested that Ukraine-related sanctions on Russia might be lifted in exchange for a reduction in nuclear weapons. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has urged that the sanctions remain in place as long as Russia continues to hold Crimea, seized in 2014, and provides support for pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. “Ukraine realizes that it is not Moscow’s only enemy – all those who propound democratic values are Moscow’s enemies. That is why today the defense of Ukraine is the defense of the values of the free world,” he said.
CNN
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Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he has yet to see an agreement in which sanctions on Russia could be reduced in exchange for nuclear disarmament -- but he is keen to start talks with the US.
Sputnik International
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BBC Parliament
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I'm sort of slightly surprised in him, however. He of all people would pull me up if I confused access to single market with membership of single market. Pretty much every country in the world that's not subject to sanctions has access to the single market. We will have access to the single market.
PressTV News
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TIME - Top Stories
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All of us in Europe face the challenge of cross-border crime, a deadly terrorist threat, and the dangers presented by hostile states. All of us share interests and values in common, values we want to see projected around the world. With the threats to our common security becoming more serious, our response cannot be to cooperate with one another less, but to work together more. I therefore want our future relationship with the European Union to include practical arrangements on matters of law enforcement and the sharing of intelligence material with our EU allies. I am proud of the role Britain has played and will continue to play in promoting Europes security. Britain has led Europe on the measures needed to keep our continent secure whether it is implementing sanctions against Russia following its action in Crimea, working for peace and stability in the Balkans, or securing Europes external border.
The Iran Project
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Iranophobia was a misconception; this we told the world; we told the world that Iran was not deserving the designation of a country which is a threat to the world; in UN, we were successful to secure cancellation of the same resolutions which vilified Iran; we now have the approval of the UN and the IAEA for our peaceful nuclear program; this is a great victory in international community; we demanded that sanctions should be removed; we rejected gradual removal, he said. I am telling the nation that all nuclear-related sanctions had been removed in the day of implementation; now our oil and gas, transportation, and insurance do no longer suffer sanctions; in banking however, we face restrictions and know that an enemy state such as the US would sabotage the deal implementation especially banking transactions; we should turn to problems in place which still bites our economy and our nation still expect us to effectively address; on a deal hit with six great powers, naturally we should expect issues; however, we have faced strongly against sabotage, but eschewed overhasty decisions so that our national interests remain secure,” he concluded his address before press questions.
The Huffington Post
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Chancellor Merkel is the western leader who has had the closest contact with President Putin, in a straight and candid dialogue. Germany will always advocate engaging with Moscow. We would welcome efforts to improve US-Russian relations to ease tensions and help solve regional conflicts, such as in eastern Ukraine, where we have embarked on negotiations. But it is important that this dialogue remain focused on the security needs of Eastern Europe and Ukraine. In this situation, engaging Russia on the one hand and staying determined and resolute, for example, through targeted sanctions, on the other hand is the right strategy to deal with Russia. We know that discussion about burden sharing in NATO will re-emerge, and we are ready for it. Germany is prepared to take on more responsibility. We have increased our defense budget by 8 percent in 2017 alone and are among the NATO countries leading troops on the ground to reassure Poland and the Baltic countries about our alliance.
The Iran Project
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January 17, The Iran ProjectIran’s nuclear deal with the world powers is an important document for the development of the country’s relations with India and the world, said an Indian senior official on Monday. Speaking on the first anniversary of the implementation of the JCPOA between Tehran and world powers, Reshmi Kazi, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), in New Delhi stressed the role of JCPOA on the development of Iran-India’s relations in all areas. Reshmi Kazi stated that Iran’s oil exports to India has been grown more than three fold since the nuclear deal came into force a year ago. Iran’s nuclear agreement paved the way for Iran’s extensive and powerful presence in the world’s markets, she noted, adding this will result in the country’s economic boom in the coming years. Reshmi went on to say that after the removal of international sanctions against Iran, Indian companies expressed their readiness to invest in Iran’s oil and gas, power, petrochemical and infrastructure.
Ruptly TV
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He said, I don't remember it exactly, but he said the following, as close to the text as possible, how I've heard it, that he will consider what to do about sanctions, that was part of the phrase. The second part stated something like if we could generally do useful things with Russia, then we should find a way out of this situation. And the third part stated that among those useful things I, Donald Trump, see further steps in nuclear disarmament. I didn't see here a suggestion to disarm in exchange for lifting of sanctions." SOT, Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, (Russian): "As for cyber security and the accusations, to be honest, I am not going to prove you why all of it is not true. I thought that in Germany, as in many other countries, there is a presumption of innocence, so you must prove [any allegations]. We have seen attempts to provide proofs, spun out of thin air, while the British as well as their colleagues in the United States, that tried tom make a great disservice to the new administration, disavow those attempts, [for example] there was some fugitive swindler from MI6.
KyivPost
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The Iran Project
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Press TV- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the historic deal over Iran's nuclear program and its implementation belied the claims against the country and demonstrated the honesty and sincerity of the Islamic Republic. Prior to the signing of the nuclear deal, Iran had repeatedly asserted that it is not after the development of weapons of mass destruction and its nuclear program is exclusively for peaceful purposes, the Iranian president said, adding that the agreement proved Iran's honesty and showed that what had been claimed against the Islamic Republic was merely baseless allegations and lies. Describing the JCPOA as a great national achievement, Rouhani stressed that all of the nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic Republic have been removed, adding that there are no more bans in the gas, oil and transport sector.