Saturday May 27, 2017

Congress Cooperates with Trump Regarding Iran

The Trump administration made it clear on Wednesday, that its Iran policy review should take a firmer stance against Iran. While tensions between Congress and the administration over Russia continue to increase, policy regarding Iran policy is one area where the two branches can work very effectively together.

A statutory waiver of nuclear sanctions against Iran’s petroleum exports was renewed.  President Trump, explaining his decision to renew the waiver, said he was doing so “[a]s my administration conducts a review of its Iran policy, and consistent with United States commitments specified in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).”


Mohammad Mohaddessin Interviewed About Iran Sham Election

Chairman of the NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee, Mohammad Mohaddessin, was interviewed about the recent sham election in Iran. He mentioned that popular discontent in the country is evident and growing. He highlighted that for almost four decades, the Iranian people have not been able to enjoy basic freedom in any respect whether this be regarding their private lives or from a social point of view. 

During this time, many people have been imprisoned or executed, and Iran has a very poor record for free speech.


Trump: "Iran Will Never Have Nuclear Weapons"

When Mr. Trump arrived in Israel after his visit in Saudi Arabia, he called for a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. It’s unclear what form this deal would take, and Trump said he prefers to leave it to both sides to decide between themselves.  

Trump said Iran had negotiated a "fantastic deal" with his predecessor, winning "a lifeline and prosperity”, when he spoke in Jerusalem. He continued, ”…instead of saying thank you", the Iranians were backing terrorism.”  On Monday, he accused Iran of "deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias".


The Stakes Are High in Iraq, as Iran Plays for Keeps

Some say that after the liberation of Mosul from ISIL control that the American military must stay, however our presence is defined. They ask why we intervened, if we are to leave Iran free to dominate Iraq?

Iran is playing for keeps in Iraq,” says Brian J. Dunn in his article for Track Persia, a Platform run by dedicated analysts who spend much of their time researching the Middle East,looking for indications of growing expansionary ambitions on the part of Iran in the MENA region and the wider Islamic world.


Trump, Senator McCain, Rex Tillerson All Send Strong Messages to Iran Regime

On Sunday, United States Senator John McCain said that President Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia this weekend has sent a message to the Iranian regime, the Washington Examiner reported, that the U.S. and its allies are ready to block Tehran's efforts to destabilize the region. 

On Fox News Sunday the Republican Senator said, "There's no doubt that if we're going to impede the Iranian's continued efforts to exert, certainly, significant strength in the region that this is an important step forward.”


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