18.05.08 Voices on the Iran Deal

May 9, 2018
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‘Now he (President Trump) has played in the hands of hard-liners in Iran.’

Ali Khorram, former Iranian ambassador to China & adviser to Iranian nuclear negotiating team, to NYT. Hard-liners = Anti-American.

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“Look, this deal was fundamentally flawed, as the President said.A It does not do what it purports to do. It does not prevent Iran from developing deliverable nuclear weapons.”

National Security Advisor John Bolton, WH Press Briefing, May 8, 2018

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"We have reached a dead-end. The problem is that if the Islamic Republic reforms itself, nothing would remain of it. And if it refuses to reform itself, it would die."

Anonymous Business Man to Financial Times columnist Najmeh Bozorgmehr who asks: Has the countdown to the collapse of the Islamic Republic of Iran begun?
“If we achieve the deal’s goals in cooperation with other members of the deal, it will remain in place. … By exiting the deal, America has officially undermined its commitment to an international treaty.”

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

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“(Iran) can opt to have a functioning economy, free of sanctions and open to investment, at the price of permanently, verifiably and irreversibly forgoing a nuclear option and abandoning their support for terrorists. Or they can pursue their nuclear ambitions at the cost of economic ruin and possible war.”

Bret Stephens, NY Times Columnist
“Blatant falsehoods in Trumps’s case against #Iran deal will only alienate Iranians and vindicate the most anti-American among their leaders.”

Vali Nasr, Twitter, Fmr. Sr. Advisor, State Dept. during Obama Administration

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“The IDF has detected irregular Iranian activity in Syria and is preparing the civilian population on the Golan Heights accordingly, as well as defensive systems. Any aggression against Israel will be met with a severe response.”

Jonathan Conricus, Israel Defense Forces Spokesman

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“In a dangerous world, America must be able to rely in part on strong, principled diplomacy to secure our country. We have been safer in the years since we achieved the JCPOA…”

Former President Obama, Facebook Statement

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“The President absolutely made the right decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. This was a terrible deal that only allowed Iran’s bad international conduct to worsen. We must never allow Iran to get nuclear weapons, and we must resist their support for terrorism that continues to threaten America and our allies.”

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley

Click: Statement

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by Jenna Lee,