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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 06:22 PM

Trump Extends The Iran Deal Again But Warns It Will Be The Last Time

Steve Holland, Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump upheld U.S. participation in the Iran nuclear deal on Friday by granting Tehran relief from U.S. sanctions but aides said it would be the last time he would do so.

A senior administration official said Trump wants the 2015 Iran deal strengthened with a follow-on agreement in 120 days or the United States will unilaterally withdraw from the international pact.

Trump had privately chafed at having to once again waive sanctions on a country he sees as a rising threat in the Middle East. The agreement was reached during Barack Obama's presidency.

While Trump approved a sanctions waiver, the Treasury Department decided to impose new, targeted sanctions against 14 Iranian entities and individuals.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-extends-iran-deal-last-time-2018-1

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WHITE HOUSE STRUGGLES WITH MUTING FUNCTION ON IRAN CONFERENCE CALL WITH REPORTERS

It took the White House twenty-two minutes to figure out how to enable the "listening only" feature on a conference call on Thursday where senior administration officials announced that President Trump would continue to waive nuclear program-related sanctions, keeping the deal intact.

"This White House can't even run a f*cking conference call," a reporter on an unmuted phone line angrily exclaimed to the entire call. "They don't know how to mute their line."

"It's the illegitimate media that doesn't know how to conduct themselves. They can't mute their f*cking phones," an unidentified official said. "Mute your phones."

Another White House official repeatedly attempted to quiet the noisy line "so the people in charge" could talk.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/white-house-struggles-with-muting-function-on-iran-conference-call-with-reporters/

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:05 PM

1. The difference between belligerence and diplomacy

Under Trump's watch, North Korea is now a nuclear power while Iraq is, so far, not.

There's still time for Trump to go 0 for 2.

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:13 PM

2. Trump will get zero international cooperation on much of anything... nt

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:20 PM

3. Regarding Iraq, he doesn't need support to fix that which isn't broken.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:25 PM

4. 120 days?

He wants a follow up deal in 120 days? If he wants a follow up deal he had better have begun negotiating it shortly after he was elected because these things take a long time.

Plus the idea that Trump can threaten the EU into doing anything is fairly absurd. What is more likely is that nothing happens, the US pulls out and imposes harsh sanctions, the EU responds by lifting some of their sanctions. Iran comes out ahead and the US looks foolish.

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Response to JJ667 (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:36 PM

5. As long as Trump is President, our foreign relationships are for "shit" sparing a

pathetic shitty little country or two in the ME.

Done screwed the pooch, he. SAD.

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Response to CoveredBridge (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:09 PM

7. Which pallets are those, the ones funded by the US treasury into Iraq ($12b)

that for the most part wound up in a shitty little country's coffers in the ME or the pallet's of Iranian money we returned to them?

It was their money we seized after all, not US taxpayer $$$...

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Response to CoveredBridge (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:52 PM

9. Other using Detroit as the sample (doing quite a turnaround, google it), not much

I will disagree with you on...

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 06:02 AM

10. Last time, till the next time.

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