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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
It's a matter of perspective. If you want war with Iran, getting rid of the deal makes sense. It's a provocative act that could help bring things to a head.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
The deal was setup to punish IRAN for violations, not America nor anyone else. America can violate as much as it wants.

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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
They can't and don't even want to.

"With his Middle East warmongering, as with his climate change denial and his other dangerous and divisive policies, Trump threatens British interests and international peace and security. It is no longer enough simply to complain and condemn. The moment for activ ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Yeah, probably. But if you accept that the US was going to come for us eventually, then it doesn't matter exactly what started it. The decision was made. The JCPOA was not a peace deal. All it was supposed to do was stop Iran from getting nukes. It didn't stop any other violence.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Yes, and it was very predictable. We were naive for thinking we would be left alone while everyone else who stood up to America was being crushed.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
The nuke deal was conceived in the deep, dark state by people who wanted war with Iran. For that reason, Obama and Kerry's words on the matter cannot be trusted. This is all a show.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Now that the Iranian programme has been scaled right back, he doesn't think he needs the deal anymore. He can walk away, slap sanctions back on, then threaten to blow us to kingdom come if we restart the nuclear programme.

As far as arms controls are concerned, it might have the same effect. It's ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
"More likely, his decision, announced on Tuesday, will allow Iran to resume a robust nuclear program,"

I don't think so. Anything Iran does with its nuclear programme will be subject to reprisals, something Trump has made pretty clear with words "if they continue their nuclear aspirations, they wil ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
“Many were hopeful that the nuclear deal would facilitate broader change in Iranian society over time by empowering moderate forces in their demand for social and economic justice. However, a potential opening for accelerated progress in Iran has now been slammed shut by Trump..."

This one is reall ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
'Key allies and others amplified their worries that jettisoning the accord would send the region down a more dangerous and uncertain path.

“That would mean opening Pandora’s box. It could mean war,” said French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking to Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine in an article publ ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
"The former UK foreign secretary Jack Straw, who is broadly sympathetic to Tehran’s moderate wing, argues that it is possible for the EU to continue to trade with Iran by blocking any US sanctions on European banks that trade with Iran.

He says it is possible for the EU to pass legislation stating ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Hey, they know something about our culture. Let's face it, we have an aversion to truth, especially uncomfortable truths. We don't always lie... only sometimes.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
They should just go back to Iran and enjoy the utopia.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
This is pretty empty rhetoric from Moscow. There isn't much the Russians can do.

I think Russia actually wants Trump to nuke the deal, because it could give Moscow more influence over Tehran. If Russia can use Iran for its own agenda, it will. Russia doesn't have any interest in seeing Iran get acc ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Apparently we're only a few hours away from an announcement of Trump's decision regarding his "fix it or we're out" deadline on the deal. Trump has never been interested in rhetorical consistency and congruence between words and actions. However, if he does decide not to pull out, he will look weak ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
'According to Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), "If he kills it—as most expect he will do—he will put the U.S. on a path towards war with Iran. Period."'

Well, duh. And it seems that's what he wants. Even if he stays in the deal, he and others still want war wi ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Why did the P5+1 think we needed this deal to stop us from building nukes?
Let's map the political power flow to see what's really happening here.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
They certainly went no further than those who have been trying to discredit Trump since before the election. This is a dirty game. Why the hell shouldn't Trump's side play too?
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
None of which are good. The fact that the world powers - including Russia and China - decided we deserved sanctions, and then gave us the deal to lift only some of them, are losses for us in themselves, and that's before we look at the rest of the mess we're in.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
We are just in another stage of the struggle between Iran and the great powers of the modern world. Iran doesn't like the position which those powers would have it take, so it has decided to resist. We're going to lose. We've lost at every turn so far, and we're going to keep losing.

That's why the ... Read more
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