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    Iran just made one of its riskiest announcements in years

    Iran just made one of its riskiest announcements in years

    Iran says it is just days away from breaking its end of a major nuclear deal by stockpiling forbidden amounts of uranium. If it does so, it would be the latest signal that Tehran may put itself on the path toward a nuclear weapon in direct defiance of President Donald Trump.

    The 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the US, European powers, Russia, and China put tight restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. The Obama administration’s goal was to block Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon diplomatically, instead of by force.

    But Trump withdrew America from the deal last year, reimposed financial penalties on Iran, and asked European countries to cease their business with the country.

    That led Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in May to announce that his nation would start stockpiling low-enriched uranium, which can be used for nuclear reactors but not for atomic bombs.

    The nuclear accord compels Tehran to keep no more than 300 kilograms — or about 660 pounds — of low-enriched uranium and to sell the excess so that it can’t even come close to building a nuclear weapon.

    But after the US left the agreement, reimposed sanctions, and blocked European nations from dealing with the country, Tehran seemingly felt it was free to regain what it had traded away.

    That’s now clear: Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesperson for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, said Monday that his nation will blow through the imposed limit by June 27 — only 10 days from now.
    Sleep well tonight!

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    The farce is thinking the failed deal did anything to deter Iran at all.

    But blame Trump. Oh and if there is a US military response and this action is a factor will that still be Trump trying to stoke war flames to win the election?
    "What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer."

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    I don't think Trump wants another war in the Middle East, but the National Security Adviser he picked sure as hell does.

    And, Trump has made several moves with regard to Iran. He owns this situation. If it were going well, you'd be giving him credit.

    On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    I don't think Trump wants another war in the Middle East, but the National Security Adviser he picked sure as hell does.

    And, Trump has made several moves with regard to Iran. He owns this situation. If it were going well, you'd be giving him credit.

    As bad as Bolton is, he's got nothing on Tom Cotton (R-AR).
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    There's some fun bit at the end.


    “Totalitarianism in power invariably replaces all first-rate talents, regardless of their sympathies, with those crackpots and fools whose lack of intelligence and creativity is still the best guarantee of their loyalty.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    I don't think Trump wants another war in the Middle East, but the National Security Adviser he picked sure as hell does.
    That's strange. So Trump knows what Bolton wants and appointed him anyway - why then?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    And, Trump has made several moves with regard to Iran. He owns this situation. If it were going well, you'd be giving him credit.
    I do give him credit and I think it is going well. It beats the shit out of pushing for a deal - any deal - and then ignoring the problem.

    You can clutch your pearls all you want but if anything Obama's ransom payment provided resources Iran didn't have.
    "What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer."

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    Time will tell.

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    Do you think Iran building up a larger stockpile of low enriched uranium is a good thing?

    On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    Do you think Iran building up a larger stockpile of low enriched uranium is a good thing?
    No. I think it's a good thing that their actions are not hidden by a sham deal and they are being confronted.
    "What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer."

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    Time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    Sleep well tonight!
    Will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott View Post
    No. I think it's a good thing that their actions are not hidden by a sham deal and they are being confronted.
    What actions were being hidden? Were they increasing their LEU stockpile in 2016?

    On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
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