Iran gets mad when it doesn't get its way, and rather than negotiating, compromising, give and take, like a normal country— it threatens to build nuclear weapons. The JCPOA was never going to work because it was essentially indulging nuclear blackmail. https://t.co/SbprpaUIFs
— Rebeccah Heinrichs (@RLHeinrichs) May 9, 2019
Despite for a full year US reneging on its #JCPOA nuclear deal promises, #Iran still complied. Now due to crippling US sanctions Iran says it too will partially withdraw, yet from much US UK media reporting one would think it’s somehow Iran that’s to blamehttps://t.co/OFF7bAQxpF
— Charles Shoebridge (@ShoebridgeC) May 8, 2019
Let's be very clear. The Trump administration doesn't want Iran to comply with the JCPOA. Policy is about ensuring that a future Democratic administration cannot put the deal back together. https://t.co/pF8pIME6S6
— (((James Acton))) (@james_acton32) May 8, 2019
Key words from a senior EU official. “We cannot snap back sanctions based on announcements. It is for the IAEA to assess Iran's compliance with its nuclear commitments under the JCPOA…If Iran breaches the agreement, then we would react.” #IranDeal
— laurence norman (@laurnorman) May 8, 2019
Iran is not "violating" the JCPOA by walking back certain of its commitments. It is taking action *expressly permitted* under the nuclear agreement: pic.twitter.com/pxWAFERcYX
— Tyler Cullis (@TylerCullis) May 8, 2019
1-3 Stockpiling enriched uranium& heavy water are violations of JCPOA & UNSC Resolution 2231. It shows the need to total shut down of enrichment, heavy water &all nuclear sites, exposing military aspects of the nuclear project& snap inspections of all sites more imperative. #Iran
— Mohammad Mohaddessin (@Mohaddessin) May 8, 2019
Iran implemented the JCPOA in its entirety up until today. The US withdrew from the multilateral agreement exactly a year ago and reimposed sanctions. With little incentive from Europe, Iran felt it wasn't getting much and withdrew from some areas.
It's not rocket science.
— Holly Dagres (@hdagres) May 8, 2019
Together with 18 European think tanks @IAIonline @theELN call on US to reconsider its position on #JCPOA . Not only has #Trump 's position of maximum pressure not delivered. It has now triggered #Rouhani 's move towards less for less. Dangerous escalation https://t.co/tJARy3eUd2
— Nathalie Tocci (@NathalieTocci) May 8, 2019
As Washington’s war hawks push us ever closer to #WWIII, the moment may have arrived where @realDonaldTrump must now decide whether it’s #AmericaFirst or #Israel First – because it can’t be both…#Iran #IranNuclearDeal #Rouhani #JCPOAhttps://t.co/exab7RRJPZ
— Patrick Henningsen (@21WIRE) May 8, 2019
As of today #Iran has:
– Removed restrictions on storage of heavy water, enriched uranium,
– warned Europe it has 60 days to come up with a way to uphold the deal
– specified it was acting in compliance with JCPOA art. 26&36
– threatened further diminish commitments pic.twitter.com/1WvOxQjaaJ
— Michael A. Horowitz (@michaelh992) May 8, 2019
— Moon of Alabama (@MoonofA) May 8, 2019
#Rouhani's live speech on JCPOA: US pulled out of deal to force Iran to withdraw & to take Iran's case to UN Security Council. Iran was not caught in this trap, and when Europeans asked for time, we gave them. They uttered good words, but in practice, esp. in economy, they failed
— Reza Khaasteh (@Khaaasteh) May 8, 2019
More info needed – but this is a fairly mild move by Iran to “cease some JCPOA commitments.” Heavy water overage would run counter to deal but no real impact because Iran destroyed its heavy water reactor, which would have produced plutonium if it were completed and operated. https://t.co/jTOsG0giQP
— Richard Johnson (@johnsonrc01) May 8, 2019
Iran hawks in the US criticizing Iran for suspending some of its commitments under the JCPOA – the same deal the US has withdrawn from and these hawks have lambasted for years – shows all their hypocrisy, incoherence, and shamelessness in a nutshell.
— Thomas Juneau (@thomasjuneau) May 7, 2019
Islamic President Rouhani says he'll announce decision on partial withdrawal from the Obama "nuke deal" tomorrow. Zarif, howover says Islamic Republic has no plan to renounce JCPOA.
A case of the Islamic head not kowing what the Islamic tail does in context of Islamic chaos!
— Amir Taheri (@AmirTaheri4) May 7, 2019
My Twitter feed is overflowing w/insistence these threats are bogus. But many who are so certain in their skepticism today are among the same who've warned that Trump's decision to withdraw from the JCPOA could provoke Iranian retaliation. https://t.co/YTBotxvgfR
— Suzanne Maloney (@MaloneySuzanne) May 6, 2019
It is sickening to think that some of the $400 million in cash released to #Iran as part of the nuclear #JCPOA deal is now being used to produce and fire hundreds of rockets at #Israel by Iran's proxy Islamic Jihad in Gaza. pic.twitter.com/ql5wS6qTUV
— Avi Kaner (@AviKaner) May 5, 2019
Zarif says US secondary sanctions represent the first time countries are being punished for honoring a UN Security Council-approved treaty (JCPOA).
He blames the B Team of Bibi, Bolton, Bin Zayed and Bin Salman for co-opting Trump to plot war through a series of provocations. https://t.co/KublrACM1h
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) April 30, 2019
This move also derails any chance of reviving the JCPOA, forces countries to become even more dependent on Saudi Arabia for oil, and harms the Iranian people (2/3)
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) April 23, 2019
In case you were wondering about the motivations of those attacking CAP, I just got sent a fundraising email utilizing the shameful NYT article claiming that CAP is a “Warhawk” org. I guess they missed our opposition to Iraq, advocacy for JCPOA, support to end Forever Wars, etc.
— Kelly Magsamen (@kellymagsamen) April 17, 2019
If we were concerned about Iran's connections to al Qaida relative to the AUMF, we are about 17.5 years behind the curveball. Designating IRGC and walking away from JCPOA is a oneway road to conflict, not change. Haven't we been down the hardline road with Iran? https://t.co/RPU2lNklKU
— Nada Bakos (@nadabakos) April 11, 2019
A move that changes little in practice, could endanger US troops in Iraq; harm US goals in Afghanistan; & increase possibility of Iranian w/d from JCPOA, all at a time of rising regional tensions.
Other than that, makes good sense… https://t.co/GiCOZqdy7c
— Rob Malley (@Rob_Malley) April 8, 2019
An important ramification of FTO designation of the #IRGC is that the #JCPOA will now be much more difficult to restore by succeeding administrations. The undoing of this designation is a tedious litigation process that the regime is not prepared for. Bad news for @NIACouncil. pic.twitter.com/NFlVIec6gp
— Amanda Z (@AmandaZabeti) April 8, 2019
Trump has already given them Jerusalem, Golan Heights, exit from JCPOA, defunding of Palestinians. What else do these "Jewish groups" want? https://t.co/nynuvbeWSa
— George Szamuely (@GeorgeSzamuely) April 4, 2019
"Seven in ten Iranians say the JCPOA experience demonstrates it was not worthwhile for Iran to make concessions because Iran cannot have confidence other world powers will honor their side of an agreement"https://t.co/RK7Q2JJ7yM
— Azadeh Moaveni (@AzadehMoaveni) March 28, 2019
Hard to say what’s the most egregious element in here—the retribution against career experts or a pro-regime change outfit, @FDD, admitting that it essentially crafted the State Department’s Iran strategy in the run-up to the JCPOA withdrawal. https://t.co/BDP5U34J7V
— Ned Price (@nedprice) March 27, 2019
What's wrong w/the US Intelligence Community?!
— Clare Lopez (@ClareMLopez) March 1, 2019
By the way In return for sanctions relief under JCPOA Iran disabled two thirds of its uranium enrichment centrifuges, destroyed its plutonium production reactor by filling it with concrete, and exported 98% of its enriched uranium. #TrumpKimVietnam
— Danielle McLaughlin (@MsDMcLaughlin) February 28, 2019
Susan Rice suggests Trump offer Kim a deal like JCPOA: Kim gives up his nukes and we end the sanctions. So she thinks Kim is too stupid to see that US would just keep its military threat to NK & find another excuse for sanctions, just like it did to Iran? https://t.co/cDvjIG1CWy
— Gareth Porter (@GarethPorter) February 27, 2019
What does denuclearization have to do with prosperity? You are strangling Iran's economy for no good reason despite their ongoing compliance with the JCPOA. You can't be trusted https://t.co/IHLP3G2hhj
— Daniel Larison (@DanielLarison) February 27, 2019
Sorry to see resignation of #JavadZarif as FM or #Iran. He assured #Iranians they could trust the #US to keep its word on #JCPOA nuclear deal. When that turned out to be wrong, he was fatally wounded. With this, we further undermine reformers in #Iran.
— Stephen Kinzer (@stephenkinzer) February 26, 2019
A source told @IranViewer that he talked with @JZarif following the announcement of his resignation, according to the source, Zarif denied any relation between his resignation and JCPOA or FATF, saying it is related to (his differences) with President Hassan #Rouhani. pic.twitter.com/iRZy4Cx3K7
— IranViewer (@IranViewer) February 25, 2019
A very recommendable thread. The argument is very powerful. I would like to insist that the JCPOA is backed by a unanimous UNSC resolution. Therefore, the position of the US vis-à-vis Europe, as explicitly expressed by Mike Pence at the MSC, is a call to violate this resolution. https://t.co/5T45IydWy6
— Javier Solana (@javiersolana) February 25, 2019
So let me get this straight: The Trump administration demanded that France, Britain, and Germany keep or deploy forces to #Syria (as the US pulls out) at the same time lambasting the same allies for not pulling out of the JCPOA. I guess that all makes sense to someone somewhere.
— Steven A. Cook (@stevenacook) February 21, 2019
#PSR is proud to have joined other leading organizations in signing on to this statement in support of re-entering the #IranDeal. The JCPOA is a vital #nuclear accord that is critical to preserving diplomacy and preventing potential nuclear conflict. #DiplomacyWorks https://t.co/dMbvo7CIfb
— PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition (@PSRnuclear) February 20, 2019
Good news. The Democratic National Committee has just adopted a resolution calling on the U.S. to re-enter the #JCPOA. Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar have both signaled that they favor returning the U.S. to the deal https://t.co/T7LGyI2WSg
— Andrey Baklitskiy (@baklitskiy) February 18, 2019
Thanks to @BarackObama &his administration particularly @JohnKerry for giving Islamic regime of #Iran more than $150 billion to make world safer!
they did it! Yes they can! #MSC2019 #JCPOA @MunSecConf @HeikoMaas @JZarif @AngelaMerkeICDU @BenWeinthal @RichardGrenell @netanyahu https://t.co/juJgNpmwXt
— Nila Behzadi (@NilaBehzadi) February 17, 2019
Hey @thehill. You forgot to mention that @SenSchumer opposed the JCPOA until President Trump came out against it. Then Chuck supported the deal. Same game that Chuck is playing with our border security. https://t.co/t1s2nqKGMs pic.twitter.com/HsTQd6q3cI
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) February 15, 2019
#Germany's Niels Annen: "Warsaw was supposed to be about Peace and Security in the Middle East. In the end it was mainly about #Iran. Too simple an answer. #Europe acts united and prudently. We believe in pressure and dialogue. #Europe remains committed to the #JCPOA. https://t.co/fd7EMqWuoA
— Adnan Tabatabai (@A_Tabatabai) February 14, 2019
— Roxana Saberi (@roxanasaberi) February 14, 2019
Europeans abide by the JCPOA because (1) it is a good agreement, (2) Iran implements it, (3) there is no identifiable alternative to monitor and limit the Iranian nuclear program, (4) it has been endorsed by the UNSC incl. the US, (5) countries should stick to their signature. https://t.co/fytTzBVsKG
— Gérard Araud (@GerardAraud) February 7, 2019
Withdrawing from the Iran JCPOA. Withdrawing from Russia INF treaty. These aren't esoteric foreign policy decisions, but huge strategic mistakes that make our country and allies less safe.
— Jim Himes (@jahimes) February 1, 2019
OK, let's try REALITY: Sen Schumer opposed Obama's Iran Deal (JCPOA), taking a lot of heat from fellow Dems for his opposition, and has been a consistent harsh critic of the clerico-fascist mullah regime in Tehran.
— John Schindler (@20committee) January 31, 2019
Ali-Akbar Salehi, head of the Iranian Nuclear Energy Organization, explained on January 22, 2019, how the regime had covered up their violations of the JCPOA.
Lies, fraud and deception are inherent to the religious fascism ruling #Iran.
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) January 30, 2019
1. Thread. The US and Europe may be plunged into a massive fight over Iran sanctions. When the US pulled out of the JCPOA with Iran – and threatened allies if they continued to do do business with Iran, it started a process that might lead to the unraveling of US financial power.
— Henry Farrell (@henryfarrell) January 28, 2019
Even I'm surprised at the misinformation from Bolton here. Iran Deal opponents just can't bring themselves to say: the JCPOA was working well toward its limited goals, BUT we wanted a deal with more, like missiles, terrorism, etc, so we just want a better comprehensive deal. https://t.co/fdZbPWt8Ev
— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) January 16, 2019
Reports of largest loss of US life to date in Syria in ISIS attack &Bolton tweeting to jeer abt 3rd anniv. of JCPOA https://t.co/yJNRgHSZJ5
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) January 16, 2019
Just like you argued for “fixing not nixing” JCPOA knowing full well that your proposed fixes would nix it? Nothing in this report or the archive suggests Iran is actively pursuing nuclear weapons. It pertains strictly to pre-2003 activities yet you portray it as active deception https://t.co/eD1HMIMwNL
— Vipin Narang (@NarangVipin) January 15, 2019
Israel’s Chief of Staff, General #Eizenkot tells me and @roysharon11: The #JCPOA allowed us to invest resources against other threats – against the Iranian entrenchment in #Syria, against #Hezbollah, and also against Hamas
— Gili Cohen (@gilicohen10) January 13, 2019
Argentinian President Claims Former Obama Official Asked The Country To Provide Iran With Nuclear Fuel #JCPOA https://t.co/hYpVjwYiuW@Appsame @Doodisgirl @RARRRRR @LoriMillerTX1 @Exodus2019 @NYCREMilton @HorneDale @Sundncefn @Aungiexyz @bobbr177 @Thom_Thom9 @RachelSuperEli1
— ALI (@AliSalari1965) January 6, 2019
What an amazing hunk of chutzpah! Pompeo cites the very UN resolution accompanying the very JCPOA "Iran deal" agreement that his Administration withdrew from!!!! Besides, it's a lie: 2231 never forbade Iran ballistic missile development. https://t.co/DZQaGkombD
— Daniel McAdams (@DanielLMcAdams) January 3, 2019
It's going to come out eventually that by doing the deal for Uranium One, & allowing themselves to be bribed by the Russians & Iranians to facilitate it, Hillary & Obama & others became entrapped by blackmail & ended up handing Iran BILLIONS of dollars along with JCPOA.
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) January 1, 2019
Question for Canadian lawyers: on what basis can #Canada extradite for a crime which is 'unknown' to Canadian law? Since the #JCPOA Canada has few sanctions against #Iran. Does Canada fear worse reprisals from #Washington than from #China? #Huawei pic.twitter.com/KMXoySMYfk
— tim anderson (@timand2037) December 13, 2018
Once again, we see the only silver lining of the harrowing capitulation to evil that was the JCPOA: Sunni Gulf states (minus Qatar) in increasing lockstep with Israel on thwarting Iran’s exported Shiite sharia supremacist threat. https://t.co/i0kyRdi2EJ
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) December 10, 2018
Countries that genuinely wish to save the #JCPOA, comply with UNSCR 2231 and stand up to U.S bullying should take the necessary legal steps to prevent their judiciaries from enforcing U.S illegal extraterritorial (sanction) laws & cooperating with related extradition requests. https://t.co/c4uLMTuFqI
— Reza Nasri (@RezaNasri1) December 6, 2018
Trudeau regime seizes Chinese businesswoman solely on basis of US latest illegal unilateral sanctions in violation of UNSC-officiated JCPOA. There is no law, only the whim & long arm of the hegemon. https://t.co/u4Y0XvK9tc
— Mark Sleboda (@MarkSleboda1) December 6, 2018
This #Iran panel is on now, and it’s great. @TzviKahn in his opening remarks noted that Iran’s human rights abuses have only increased since the JCPOA nuclear deal was signed. One human rights org called the recent crackdown worse since that on 2009’s Green Movement. https://t.co/Pr2qpzX1bS
— Kelly Jane Torrance (@KJTorrance) December 5, 2018
US decision to quit the JCPOA in opposition to virtually the rest of the world has led to a variety of jury-rigged solutions for conducting trade with #Iran that circumvent banks and the US-dominated international financial system. https://t.co/NCPHKtkF08 via @AlMonitor
— Barbara Slavin (@barbaraslavin1) December 5, 2018
in the arena of nonnuclear issues — missile testing, human rights, regional aggression — that we could have addressed while remaining in the JCPOA, we have seen nothing approaching a coherent policy. https://t.co/8ov0AqGiSE
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) December 4, 2018
Sen. Warren just endorsed US returning into the JCPOA at hearing right now for the incoming CENTCOM commander.
— Sina Toossi (@SinaToossi) December 4, 2018
You lost your diplomatic leverage when you blew up the JCPOA. These were always going to be the consequences. But you and your NSA knew this. Reducing diplomatic options while posturing for military action — your intent is clocked. https://t.co/jDvoHGTWE5
— Mikey Kay (@MikeyKayNYC) December 2, 2018
McMaster and Mike Morrell: Gulf countries are hedging their bets with Russia because they think the US might withdraw from the Middle East or as Morrell said fear that the US will begin to think they have a better partner in Iran, a conclusion they took from the JCPOA, Iran Deal.
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) December 2, 2018