I’m not sure how you’d read this table and walk away with the conclusion that the JCPOA was not a huge win. If you do, your concerns with Iran may have little to do with nonproliferation. https://t.co/NOeFwBeMDI
— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) April 29, 2019
A message, but also activity permitted under the JCPOA (installation and use of IR-6 for R&D “in a manner that does not accumulate enriched uranium”). https://t.co/o2uEV1Eff0
— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) April 9, 2019
"The arrangements in place for Iran, comprising a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement, Additional Protocol, and additional transparency measures under the JCPOA, amount to the most robust verification system in existence anywhere in the world."
IAEA DG Amano, 5 April https://t.co/rSFijZDhg7
— Ali Vaez (@AliVaez) April 10, 2019
IRGC designation is a win-win-win for @AmbJohnBolton as with a single move he managed to kill Trump's dream of reaching a broader deal w Iran, rendered reentry into the JCPOA politically costlier for the next president, and provoke the IRGC into providing him with a casual belli.
— Ali Vaez (@AliVaez) April 8, 2019
Since JCPOA exit, US has been able to have its cake & eat it too; Iran is sticking by nuke limits but losing economic benefits. Concern highlighted in @WSJ underscores that outcome of max pressure more likely to be new nuke crisis than Iranian capitulation https://t.co/8gtgjfzQwX
— Ali Vaez (@AliVaez) March 22, 2019
Dem voters support the JCPOA 76-13. Interestingly, even GOP voters support 55-34. The debate in DC on Iran is not reflective of the public, which provides a great deal of latitude for a successor admin to return to the diplomatic track: https://t.co/nLNTvwZjjT
— Ryan Costello (@RN_Costello) May 21, 2019
Pompeo deflects from concerns on Saudi missiles by claiming JCPOA allowed Iran to keep its missiles, so other countries are reacting to defend themselves. Both Israeli nuclear-tipped missiles and Saudi mid-range missiles preceded the JCPOA.
— Ryan Costello (@RN_Costello) April 10, 2019
Why am I pretty sure the Iran stand-off will be resolved by all parties accepting a new agreement to replace the JCPOA called the TCPOA which is identical in all respects except that the TCPOA is an acronym for Trump Comprehensive Plan of Action?
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) May 18, 2019
Trump is on a path to leave the Greater Middle East much more dangerous and unsettled than he found it-empowering Russia, empowering tyrants, encouraging human rights violations, leaving a vacuum, pulling JCPOA, handing Afghan to Taliban, and siding with Israeli extremists, etc.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) March 21, 2019
Good thread, right conclusion: Congressional Dems should continue to refuse support for any Iran sanctions legislation that violates JCPOA. Trump and the Iran war lobby own this disastrous policy, they need to keep owning it. https://t.co/cLKnQs0FOd
— Matt Duss (@mattduss) April 3, 2019
“Sen. Sanders would rejoin the JCPOA and would also be prepared to talk to Iran on a range of other issues, which is what Trump should’ve done instead of simply walking away.” https://t.co/bJEvHa854w
— Matt Duss (@mattduss) March 20, 2019
— IranGathering (@IranGathering) June 7, 2019
— IranGathering (@IranGathering) March 2, 2019
"Yet there remains a slender path back to the JCPOA & away from war. US policymakers outside the administration—there is little hope about those within it—must speak up about the need to return to the nuclear deal upon Trump’s departure from the WH."https://t.co/1HI0ofiaq1
— CODEPINK (@codepink) February 28, 2019
BREAKING: Javad Zarif, Iran's FM and key player of the #JCPOA has resigned from his position on Instagram. If his resignation is accepted by the president we fear that this will embolden those who are pushing for war with Iran. #PeacewithIran
— CODEPINK (@codepink) February 25, 2019
.@SecPompeo met with @iaeaorg today – @iaeaorg said Iran wasn’t violating the JCPOA, but we withdrew and aren’t negotiating with Iran. We are theoretically negotiating with Kim, but he hasn’t even let the @iaeaorg in https://t.co/o1G1LusYAW
— Sam Vinograd (@sam_vinograd) April 3, 2019
At least three of our allies agree with our intelligence community's coordinated assessment (@iaeaorg agrees) that Iran has not violated the JCPOA and is not developing a nuclear weapon @Jeremy_Hunt @HeikoMaas @JY_LeDrian https://t.co/VLPvFKVHN1
— Sam Vinograd (@sam_vinograd) January 31, 2019
Trump: “I’m looking to have Iran say, “No nuclear weapons.” ‘
Iran did say that in the JCPOA. And more importantly, Iran agreed to monitoring mechanisms & restrictions (some in perpetuity) to provide assurance that the country’s nuclear activities are peaceful.
— Kelsey Davenport (@KelseyDav) May 28, 2019
— Kelsey Davenport (@KelseyDav) March 4, 2019
The Senate hearing was public and we all saw the intelligence chiefs say, among other things, that Iran is still complying with the terms of the JCPOA despite the fact that Trump broke America’s word on it and North Korea is still pursuing nuclear weapons in defiance of Trump.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 31, 2019
And Iran is still holding to the terms of the JCPOA despite Trump’s dishonorable and bad faith withdrawal from the deal. It’s in the best interests of US and world security to stick to the Iran Deal and prevent nuclear proliferation in the dangerous powder keg of the Middle East.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 31, 2019
In fact, it was such an important deal that our European allies are actually trying their best to salvage the JCPOA in defiance of Trump. Britain, France, and Germany started a joint company called Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (Instex) to do business with Iran.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 31, 2019
If Zarif ends up being replaced, at least factor is that Trump's war on the JCPOA inevitably led to a high-profile political casualty.
Besides the danger for the JCPOA, this may also shift Iran's foreign policy away from Zarif's preference for engagement with the West.
— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) February 25, 2019
Bottom line @AlirezaNader is that whoever started funding you (Saudi?), hope it was worth it.
Because since RAND allegedly fired you and you began producing completely worthless "analysis" and defaming supporters of the JCPOA, etc, you completely lost all credibility. Very sad.
— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) January 19, 2019
9. And corruption was almost certainly involved in JCPOA, as that cash sent by Obama was likely disbursed to EU diplomats and others to seal the deal. Who got a cut in the US? Likely someone in the Obama State Dept for starters.
— Stu Cvrk (@STUinSD) January 5, 2019
8. Speaking of which, in the waning days of the Obama regime, Obama approved transfer of Russian uranium to Iran as part of the JCPOA kabuki. https://t.co/KfusS1rKuW
— Stu Cvrk (@STUinSD) January 5, 2019
"This FTO Designation means nothing!" So, why denounce it?
"The FTO designation will unite the country around the IRGC!" Nope, same argument used when we left the JCPOA.
"The IRGC will be forced to act like terrorists!" Seriously, think about the logic of this statement. pic.twitter.com/jE6rHyldii
— Michael P Pregent (@MPPregent) April 18, 2019
Mattis was not the Mattis of "Mad Dog" Legend as SECDEF
He opposed any action against the IRGC-QF, he opposed striking Assad, he was at odds with Pompeo and Bolton on the JCPOA…
Mattis was on his way out after the mid terms
Syria is a faux "fall on your sword" moment https://t.co/nY6479ZBoq
— Michael P Pregent (@MPPregent) December 21, 2018
Between @PatToomey and me on @MeetThePress today we noted @realDonaldTrump long list of accomplishments: cooking economy, historically low unemployment, massive military rebuild, exit from JCPOA and Paris Accord, two justices, 30 appeals court judges, embassy to Jerusalem,
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) December 23, 2018
This is a terrible take. SecDef Mattis is a great American, warrior and patriot who served @POTUS well despite differences on #JCPOA, #ParisAccords, Syria. There will be another fine SecDef joining @SecPompeo @AmbJohnBolton and other “adults in the room.” The hysteria is silly. https://t.co/AjJXiqblBL
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) December 21, 2018
$750 billion isn’t enough. The Obama era sequester the greatest national security disaster of Obama era rife with them. You can rip up #JCPOA and toss out Paris Accord overnight. Can’t rebuild the military except over years and years. But @realDonaldTrump trying. https://t.co/zivWa389lg
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) December 18, 2018
The US has abandoned the JCPOA, reimposed sanctions, and asked for military options against Iran. Hard to see how Khamenei looks at all this, compares it with Trump’s affection for a nuclear-armed Kim Jong Un, and doesn’t at least consider restarting the weapons program. https://t.co/Rl5wOaDE22
— Jeffrey Lewis (@ArmsControlWonk) January 13, 2019
I am voting for @FedericaMog as @ArmsControlNow's Arms Control Person of the Year. She's done an enormous amount to try to hold together the JCPOA
(Also, she's definitely one of the top two Federicas in arms control.) https://t.co/U9JK4yilYe
— Jeffrey Lewis (@ArmsControlWonk) December 7, 2018
— Laura Kennedy (@AmbKennedy_ret) March 12, 2019
As @SenTedCruz recommends, read the alarming update from @BenWeinthal on the new German intelligence report that says #Iran is seeking to expand its military program with weapons of mass destruction: https://t.co/ZLOni8COoy #IranDeal #JCPOA https://t.co/SPaDPS5kvg
— FDD (@FDD) May 29, 2019
.@TheGoodISIS' David Albright: When the head of the #CIA says #Iran is 'technically' in compliance with the #JCPOA—what does that mean? In the details they're in compliance, but in the big picture they're not?
We think they may be working on nuclear weapons and making progress. pic.twitter.com/1JBz3B9Bxz
— FDD's Iran Program (@FDD_Iran) April 14, 2019
The nebulous #IRGC snatched 100s of millions of $ from the #JCPOA & allocated to #Iran’s military involvement on proxy wars instead of its falling economy. A crippled economy, combined w/ a massive corruption, resulted in 100s of recent outbreaks of labor unrest in Iran. #Strike pic.twitter.com/BPlOT7G8W3
— Iranian American (@IranLionness) December 9, 2018
— Jason Bordoff (@JasonBordoff) May 28, 2019
White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War. Tell me again how people concerned about JCPOA withdrawal were being Chicken Little over the risk of escalation. https://t.co/B5sh7PfQgh
— Richard Nephew (@RichardMNephew) May 14, 2019
If tweets by @GerardAraud represent French position, we're facing a major violation of the object and purpose of the JCPOA and UNSCR 2231. Needs immediate clarification by Paris, or we act accordingly.
— Seyed Abbas Araghchi (@araghchi) April 14, 2019
Iran's missiles violate the UN and JCPOA. Iran's ballistic program:
➡️ is the largest in the ME.
➡️ can carry WMDs.
➡️ has N. Korean help.
➡️ threatens Saudi Arabia, US forces, and the whole region.
➡️ can strike Europe.
⚠️Iran is a rogue terror state. pic.twitter.com/BhryP4RuR4
— STRATCOM EAST (@AngusGallagher3) June 6, 2019
SOP for the Iranian regime's apologists:
1. Iran didn't do it. [Variation: Israel/Saudi/UAE did it.]
2. You can't prove Iran did it.
3. Ok, but Iran was provoked.
4. It's all because the JCPOA was nixed.
5. Blame the US.
— Bobby Ghosh (@ghoshworld) June 13, 2019
The Obama @StateDept acknowledged the deal was not legally binding in a letter: “The success of the JCPOA will depend not on whether it is legally binding or signed, but rather on the extensive verification measures we have put in place…” https://t.co/p5hEnd3Mr3
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) June 11, 2019
#Trump’s new #Iran strategy: fire #Bolton and engage international mediators? My latest – https://t.co/MZY6TZDx4f #IranWar #Iransanctions #Japan #Irandeal #JCPOA #ShinzoAbe @AnaGomesMEP @georgegalloway pic.twitter.com/eYwn6e1Tib
— Martin Jay (@MartinRJay) June 12, 2019
Highly important. A more accurate from previous reports of IDF Military intel Chief today: even if Iran leaves JCPOA out of US pressure – this is not say they that they are going to develop nuclear weapons. IDF intel Chief is responsible for National Estimate(not the Mossad). https://t.co/On2hF1C5S2
— Shemuel Meir (@ShemuelMeir) June 5, 2019
The Iranians should meet with Trump, hash out what is essentially US reentry into the JCPOA, but call it "Trump Tower Tehran" until he's no longer president https://t.co/OZEfQfSR1d
— Benjamin Armbruster (@benjaminja) June 3, 2019
Today, Europeans hold no sway and have no say over U.S. foreign policy decisions. Yet they and their companies are being forced to serve as agents of these policies (JCPOA, Huawei).
Great to be able to share my thoughts via @TIME https://t.co/IjUmaq4MiH
— Robin Niblett (@RobinNiblett) June 3, 2019
Ummm let’s see….it was Obama who viciously defamed Americans who dared voice any criticism re the poor negotiation strategy of US and P5+1, and who dared to criticize the dangerously flawed JCPOA. He called them idiots and warmongers, and politicians who followed the money… https://t.co/CBEmARCElr
— Emily Landau (@EmilyBLandau) June 2, 2019
Amazing reporting on the logical end result of overuse of sanctions by US: others find workaround and sanctions lose their effectiveness. It’s already in motion, with US withdrawal from JCPOA really at the center of it. US broke trust. https://t.co/vXbNdBdQCG
— Sam Brannen (@samwashdc) May 31, 2019
By threatening to sanction #EU nations for doing what they can to keep the JCPOA alive, the #US is giving them a big incentive to create an alternative system that will protect them from further harassment.https://t.co/bfjNEssbkj
— Enrico Ivanov ☦ (@Russ_Warrior) May 30, 2019
Whenever Trump talks about Iran off-script, it’s clear he has no informed critique of the JCPOA other than it was Obama’s deal. Trump’s eagerness to sign his own deal presents Iran an opportunity, which they’re reluctant to take. My comment to @PostKranish https://t.co/IX9E2pNfz4 pic.twitter.com/WXB32lcuax
— Karim Sadjadpour (@ksadjadpour) May 28, 2019
trump pretty clearly wants to make the jcpoa something it wasn't so that he can pursue an identical deal and get credit for it. although to be fair I doubt he read even an executive summary of the jcpoa https://t.co/Hy7bm2lV9V
— Gerry Doyle (@mgerrydoyle) May 28, 2019
Short list of American UNprovocations:
– 1953 coup
– Support for brutal Shah regime
– Political/Logistics/Military support for Saddam Hussein
– Downing of passenger airliner (655)
– Exit from JCPOA
– Violation of ICJ order
– Brutal sanctions
– Blocking aid to flood victims
— Reza Nasri (@RezaNasri1) May 22, 2019
De-escalating Tension in the #Gulf: Why Efforts to Facilitate Arab-Iranian Dialogue should be Intensified?
Don't miss our latest op-ed by @NarboneLuigi and @TamerBadawi1 https://t.co/tLOt3Sh3Gu@RobSchuCentre @STGEUI @EuropeanUni #MiddleEast #US_Iran #JCPOA #De_escalation #GCC
— MEDirections (@MEDirections) June 5, 2019
Can’t believe I agree w Iran’s FM
The JCPOA was negotiated w the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany), and the European Union.
Iran had been adhering to the deal, USA WALKED pic.twitter.com/WeO9o2tWVE
— ᎠᏌNᎬᎷYᎢᎻᎪNᏩ™️ (@Kris_Sacrebleu) May 21, 2019
Maybe, and try to follow me here, it stems from Trump’s personal decision to exit the JCPOA (which Trump vowed to do on the campaign trail) and, more importantly, Iranian bellicosity.
PS- The old Max would have been hammering the Iranian regime. https://t.co/ayr3qolEUu
— Jonathan Schanzer (@JSchanzer) May 21, 2019
_ withdrawn from JCPOA
_ imposed harsh sanctions that badly affect the life of millions of Iranians
_ labeled IRGC (a branch of Iranian Armed Forces) as a terrorist organisation
_ sent a aircraft carrier to the Gulf as a "message".
It's not #Iran that wants to fight. https://t.co/EBqjGxHkuU
— Enrico Ivanov ☦ (@Russ_Warrior) May 20, 2019
• Use diplomacy instead of pressure
• Return to JCPOA and negotiation
• Lift broad economic sanctions
• Facilitate regional talks
• Remove travel ban
• People-to-people exchanges
• Pressure focused on human rights
• Let Europe take the lead
• Move towards normalization https://t.co/v8VhhOaJgG
— Negar Mortazavi (@NegarMortazavi) May 17, 2019
Uhm. We did that already. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action says hi. And the only reason we don't have the JCPOA (Iran Nuclear Deal) anymore is because the black guy was for it. https://t.co/gCFT3Piz1C
— HawaiiDelilah™ Unredacted Version (@HawaiiDelilah) May 17, 2019
— Kori Schake (@KoriSchake) May 15, 2019
Bolton plan for war in ME is disturbing. So is the sloppy mistake in para 1 by @EricSchmittNYT @julianbarnes suggesting Iran has active n-weapons prgrm. It doesn't. Risk is that Iran busts JCPOA limits on uranium enrich. in reax to U.S. violations of deal https://t.co/P0inYkVcyY pic.twitter.com/jW6ehyQwdR
— Daryl G Kimball (@DarylGKimball) May 14, 2019
Iran’s plans for withdrawing from JCPOA would be the most easily reversed technical steps they could possibly take, with very low impact on breakout time. Evidence that their intent is clearly to encourage the restoration of the deal that the US is destroying.
— R. Scott Kemp (@rscottkemp) May 9, 2019
— Why did the US target #Iran’s metals industry?
— Iran’s metals companies employ 600,000 workers. Its automotive sector, the largest consumer of Iranian steel, employs a further 1 million workers. Combined >> 6% of total labor force.#JCPOA
— Amin Khorami (@aminismyname) May 9, 2019