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31 May 2017 | 09:51

Despite making several accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran by American authorities such as supporting terrorism, developing its missile program and aggravating the cycle of violence in the region for destabilizing it, still the crucial and common points of the remarks of Trump administration authorities are Iran’s honoring its obligations that proceeds from JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) as well as the US commitment to JCPOA until the final revision of it. The importance of this matter lies in Trump administration government agreeing on the extension of Iran nuclear deal sanction relief on May 17, 2017 before Trump’s first international trip. Trump’s remarks during election campaign and after that as the president of the United States about JCPOA that have been accompanied by the involvement of a group of generals - who are opponents of the Islamic Republic of Iran - in government key posts, has led to an element of ambiguity in the future of JCPOA (considering the extension of nuclear deal sanction relief and the simultaneous imposition of non-nuclear sanctions) and the style of international cooperation. Trump administration has repeatedly declare that until the completion of JCPOA revision, the US will fulfill its obligations. It is important to note that in spite of American authorities’ emphasis on their honoring the obligations under JCPOA, during the short time of their coming to power, they have adopted strict policies and tough stances with the purposes of intensifying pressures through making many accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

As expected, two days before Iran’s holding presidential election, Trump administration announced its agreeing with the extension of Iran nuclear deal sanctions relief (decided every 120 days), while at the same time, imposed new non-nuclear sanctions too. It is predicted that until the announcement of the final revision of JCPOA, the US will stick to its agenda for imposing non-nuclear sanctions. Perhaps at some points, the US and its regional allies resort to the pressure built up by supporting and cooperating with the opponents of the Islamic Republic of Iran such as MKO [1] for the purpose of making false accusations and manipulating the world public thoughts. Besides, Washington’s playing host to the European and South American countries as well as the Arab States of the Persian Gulf in a closed and private meeting against Hezbollah of Lebanon on May 4-5, 2017 indicates new activities against the Resistance groups to create the illusion that by intensifying pressures, they can make Iran revise its regional policies. The US efforts to lead the international coalition formed by 20 countries for opposing Hezbollah and also the US going hand in hand with Saudi Arabia for imposing a ban on Hashem Safi-ye-Din, a senior member of Hezbollah, within the framework of fighting against the global terrorism and appropriating his property are altogether some of the consequences of Washington’s recent meeting and they can be assumed to be the beginning of a series of planned actions against the Islamic Republic of Iran and its supporters. Generally, the silence of American authorities about setting a deadline for revising JCPOA and its contents is a policy adopted by American authorities to keep our country in suspense and to create suspicion about the future of JCPOA and sanctions because the global challenges facing the USA such as crises in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and North Korea and also the relations with Russia and China do not allow the US to investigate Iran’s affairs, especially JCPOA. Addressing the issue of Iran requires global consensus that currently does not exist.

[1] - Translated as "Hypocrites (of the People)” [Organizational Name: People's Mujahedin of Iran]

Zahra Dowlatkhah
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