Trump's targeting Iran nuclear deal 'all about arms orders'

Republican US Senator Bob Corker

The European Union's foreign policy chief says the EU is reluctant to change the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran even as US President Donald Trump threatens to walk away from the pact.

"The Iran deal is coming up soon and you will see what will happen", Trump told White House pool journalists in his meeting with the Saudi crown prince Tuesday.

The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center reported that Iran rejected any negotiations on the nuclear deal or its ballistic missile program. Iran has objected to any changes in the nuclear pact.

"The only guidance the president gave was to reach agreement with the E3", Hook said.

He also wants to expand access for global nuclear inspectors and prolong the limits on Iran's nuclear activity, now scheduled to expire in several years.

Trump is bound to certify Iran's compliance with the 2015 accord every six months and waive the sanctions that were suspended when Iran agreed to restrict its nuclear program.

True, talks with Washington's European partners - desperate to keep the United States in the deal, as I discovered in a trip to Europe last week - offer some prospect for modest steps to satisfy Trump's concerns. "I wanted to break it or do something, and he felt a little bit differently".

"However, our exports to the USA over the years of 1395 and 1396 showed that those in the business of Iranian rugs managed to take back their market share from the rivals and continue to be the leaders of the global carpet business", Kargar said.

The demanded "fixes" included making limits on Iran's civilian program permanent, tying Europe's sanctions relief to America's own perspective of the deal, compelling Iran to offer additional access above and beyond what United Nations inspectors even want, and treating Iran's conventional missile systems as part of their "nuclear" program for the purposes of sanctions.

For years, Iranians have dominated the handmade carpet market in the U.S. because of the superior quality of Persian rugs.

The future of the nuclear deal is also set to be high on the agenda in Monday's meeting between President Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told reporters in Washington on Monday that the Iran nuclear deal was "fundamentally flawed" and the global society should stop appeasing the "destabilizer" in the region.

In an op-ed, the Beijing-based Reference News, one of China's most-read dailies known for its extensive coverage of global affairs, said America's defense industry and arm dealers were perhaps "rubbing their hands with glee" as more nations in the Middle East would have to procure more weapons and war materiel now that Trump was set to rip up a deal seen as a cornerstone of the region's security. "I guess he [thought] it was okay", Trump said of Tillerson.

The man tapped to replace Tillerson, current U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, has gained a reputation for favoring a much tougher approach to Iran.

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