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In my latest for @TheNatlInterest, I examine how #Iran might respond to US efforts to unilaterally reimpose UN sanctions.

Much will depend on how the US will seek to enforce the "UN" sanctions that hardly any other country will recognize.
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2. Tehran has been noticeably silent about what it might do in response to the so-called "snapback" of UN sanctions.

While most signs indicate it will wait for results of US election before reaching a firm decision, this is not for certain.
3. #Iran may counter escalate sooner if the US begins more aggressive actions like interdicting Iranian ships. Or if the political camp in Tehran that believes Biden won't be radically different than Trump on Iran policy gains the upper hand.
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#Iran’s expansion of proliferation-sensitive #nuclear activities is a transparent attempt at extortion, aimed at raising tensions rather than defusing them.

Iran should reverse these steps immediately.
“The presence of even small amounts of undeclared nuclear material in #Iran would be of serious proliferation concern. We cannot simply dismiss or discount these risks.” #AmbWolcott
“To achieve full normalization of relations and the lifting of sanctions, #Iran must be willing to end its destabilizing behavior and take lasting steps that deny it any pathway to nuclear weapons.” #AmbWolcott
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#BREAKING: UN atomic watchdog: #Iran continues to increase stockpile of enriched uranium in violation of limits set in nuclear deal arab.news/c6c5v
#BREAKING: #Iran has let the #IAEA inspect one of the two sites it agreed last week to grant access to after a protracted standoff arab.news/6ttv4
#UPDATE: #Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium now stands at more than ten times the limit set down in the 2015 nuclear deal arab.news/6ttv4
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“The countries coordinated how they’ll deal with US threats to snap back international sanctions & discussed expanding access to the EU’s Instex payment channel, which was designed to enable companies to avoid American penalties”

INSTEX, really?

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Russia & China definitely have an interest in boosting Instex as an institution that handles transactions outside of US-dominated global financial system. But in practice, Instex has delivered nothing for #Iran. Does little to encourage Iran to continue restraint amid snapback
#Iran's Deputy FM Araghchi says after Joint Commission meeting: "We have no account in INSTEX & no trust or reliance on the Europeans & this mechanism."

alef.ir/news/399061118…
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The EU welcomes the agreement between the #IAEA & #Iran. Next week, the #JCPOA's Joint Commission is meeting, which includes all the original signatories to the deal except the US.

Trump has done all he could to kill the Iran nuclear deal, but has failed.
Russia's ambassador to international organizations is also happy with the #Iran-#IAEA agreement & hails it as a victory for dialogue over pressure:

The UK, which the Trump admin was hoping to cajole into supporting its effort to reimpose UN sanctions on #Iran & kill the #JCPOA, has also praised the Iran-#IAEA deal.

The UK Amb to the IAEA:

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Russian Diplomacy, August 19:
Russian deputy FM Ryabkov meets #IAEA's Grossi to discuss the #JCPOA and "the difficulties encountered in connection with the application of the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and the Additional Protocol" in #Iran.

Russia praised IAEA, but warned it to remain objective. Image
Deputy FM Morgulov meets #DPRK ambassador to discuss bilateral relations and current issues. Image
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The U.N. Security Council must extend the arms embargo against Iran. If it won’t, the U.S. is prepared to ‘snap back’ sanctions, writes Brian H. Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran wsj.com/articles/were-… #JCPOA
In fact snap back is the only way to curb the Iranian regime's threat which would surely increase due to the sunset clauses leading to various sanctions reliefs as a result of the JCPOA agreement.
The world shouldn't be in a worse situation every few years, even with the October arms embargo extension. The bitter reality is that the ballistic missile sanctions are due to expire in 2023, limits to R&D of enrichment technology will be lifted next.
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While @JosepBorrellF failed to say a word about #HumanRightsViolations &the criminal crackdown on #IranProtesters, disgusting remarks are reported about the outcome of his trip:
Europe to avoid taking #Iran nuclear dispute to U.N., EU's top... reut.rs/2Sc0wMw
#IranDeal
While #Iran continues2 breach the terms of #JCPOA,@JosepBorrellF of @eu_eeas is offering more concessions to the dictatorship ruling #Iran, to avoid taking the regime's dossier to the @UN. What's the position of @Europarl_EN on this?Haven't we seen enough of appeasement?#FreeIran Image
#EU's @JosepBorrellF said he had agreed W/#Berlin,#London& #Paris to“continuously postpone”the15-day limit.He conditioned this only to maintaining the presence of the UN atomic watchdog,#IAEA,in #Iran to monitor its #nuclear activities.Isn't this shameful 4 #Europe?
@USAdarFarsi
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Shri K. N. Vyas, Secretary DAE & Chairman AEC, launched 'NCG Vishwam Cancer Care Connect' in Vienna on the sidelines of 63rd #GeneralConference of #IAEA. ImageImageImageImage
By virtue of this, National Cancer Grid #NCG established and managed by Tata Memorial Centre #TMC, the primary healthcare management arm of DAE, which has 183 participating stake holders from India, has been made open to the cancer hospitals and institutes from foreign countries.
The objective of the NCG has been removing the disparity in Cancer Care. The NCG Vishwam is expected to play the same role globally. Eleven countries expressed interest immediately after the launch.

More: dae.nic.in/?q=node/1309
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20. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
Wrong US policies in the Middle East. Sanctions against Iran. Sanctions used by the USA as a war weapon🤨👇🏼
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?🤨👇🏼
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13. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
Wrong US policies in the Middle East. Sanctions against Iran. Sanctions used by the USA as a war weapon🤨👇🏼
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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As I estimated tonight @WashInstitute piece about #Iran's potential steps washin.st/2VUhany, Iran is laying a roadmap for #EU to follow. 1st is accumulating excess nuclear material (heavy water, Uranium 3.67%). If by 60 days #EU won't take action, more steps to follow 1/7
Iran's demands are not tangible or doable, and put #EU in direct conflict with #US sanctions: fully implement sanctions relief (prob ref to INSTEX) and agree a solution for the excess nuclear material (#Iran's Majles national security commission chief hinted this on Friday) 2/7
If EU won't deliever, #Rouhani promised more steps to follow. These are prob articulated in his/Zarif's letter. 2nd step is related to the level of 3.67% enrichment (though this part isn't clear in his speech) and to stop the re-design of Arak. Most prob, more steps to come 3/7
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#AEOI Director Ali Akbar Salehi continues his media campaign, commemorating 3 years for #JCPOA, and 40 years for the Islamic Revolution. Today he gave an interview to IRNA, emphasizing the need for a quick move by #Europe to keep the deal alive: irna.ir/fa/News/831894…
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#Salehi on Europe: "My guess is that Europe will not do anything to jeopardize its security. Therefore, I hope that the Europeans will promptly show compliance with their commitments"
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#Salehi on importing metal tubes similar to #Arak tubes: "It was part of our redundancy plan, and was not contrary to the JCPOA. #Iran didn't need to announce it at the time. I announced it last week to counter criticism regarding Arak. People should know the truth"
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So what's the deal with competing safeguards resolutions at #IAEAGC? Late last week, Russia presented text almost identical to that of the EU who traditionally table the safeguards resolution, with two key differences. (thread)
RUS again takes aim at the state level concept/approach, so its draft requests #IAEA DG to submit another report on the SLC for the Board's review & action. In the meantime, IAEA should suspend SLA implementation for "other states."
Presumably, "other states" means states for which #IAEA hasn't implemented SLAs yet, otherwise Para 31 is completely contradictory to Para 30.
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This landmark 40-minute Iran nuclear revelation of Natanz & Arak sites by @NCRIUS on #ThisDayInHistory Aug 14, 2002 is well remembered by the Ayatollahs for preventing them from getting the Bomb, which they needed as guarantee for their survival. c-span.org/video/?172005-…
The #IAEA immediately asked to inspect the sites, Tehran dragged till October, then delayed again & finally IAEA was scheduled to visit Natanz on 21 February 2003; #MEK network in Iran found out that Iran intends to show all Natanz but not bldg where centrifuges were installed.
On 20 Feb 2003, Ms. Soona Samsami and I, in a press conference, called Tehran's trick, showed the building location of the centrifuges, urged inspections of entire Natanz. IAEA inspected the pilot centrifuge facility in Natanz; the trouble started for Iran's repressive rulers.
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#Putin now on Channel one gives interview on #HelsinkiSummit, says he agreed with Trump to continue working at the expert level on some of the "new ideas that there are on how to fix conflict in east of #Ukraine."
#Putin after having studied #Trump today: @realDonaldTrump can listen, but keeps his own opinion on many issues" adds many mistakingly call his approach that of businessman but he is acting as a pure politician because he is very much catering to his base, his constituency.
#Putin on #JCPOA:It’s the tool to guarantee nuclear non-proliferation across the region.#Iran one of the most controllable countries by #IAEA.We understnd #Trump’s position,he was saying IRN should stop destructive regional policies. But this[approach]shouldnt lead to nixing deal
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#BreakingNews:
@realDonaldTrump announced the #USA revokes #IranNuclearDeal.

#Iran will follow & is expected to deny any access to #IAEA inspectors to any nuclear facility in the country and re-open closed nuclear facilities.
Iran will never renounce on its missile development.
The @realDonaldTrump will sign in few moments (as he said) more sanctions on #Iran as #USA withdraw from the #IranNuclearDeal

#Iran has prepared for this day its financial and business backup in other countries but will be affected by #USA decision.

#Russia is also expected to take a position in relation to @realDonaldTrump withdrawal from the #IranNuclearDeal

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