By Iran Probe Staff
Sunday, 14 January 2018
Donald Trump President of the United States, in a statement, annuonced suspension of Iran sanctions whitin the "nuclear deal" (JCOPA) for the last time.
In his statement, he called the Iranian regime "the world’s leading state sponsor of terror" that " trained more than 100,000 militants to spread destruction across the Middle East. "
"The regime’s destructive missiles threaten neighboring countries and international shipping. Within Iran, the Supreme Leader and his Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps use mass arrests and torture to oppress and silence Iran’s people. Iran’s ruling elite has let their citizens go hungry while enriching themselves by stealing Iran’s national wealth." he added.
He cited his actions to deal with this regime and said: "We are cutting off the regime’s money flows to terrorists. We have sanctioned nearly 100 individuals and entities involved with the Iranian regime’s ballistic missile program and its other illicit activities."He siad.
The US president mentioned the recent nationwide uprising in Iran and said, "We are also supporting the brave Iranian citizens who are demanding change from a corrupt regime that wastes the Iranian people’s money on weapons systems at home and terrorism abroad. "
Donald Trump said he is solely for that reason waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions, because he gives the opportunity "to fix the terrible flaws of the Iran nuclear deal". He called this the last chance that the United States will not withdraw from the agreement.
He called to work with Congress on bipartisan legislation to complete the agreement under the following conditions:
“First, it must demand that Iran allow immediate inspections at all sites requested by international inspectors.
Second, it must ensure that Iran never even comes close to possessing a nuclear weapon.
Third, unlike the nuclear deal, these provisions must have no expiration date. My policy is to deny Iran all paths to a nuclear weapon—not just for ten years, but forever.
If Iran does not comply with any of these provisions, American nuclear sanctions would automatically resume.
Fourth, the legislation must explicitly state in United States law—for the first time—that long-range missile and nuclear weapons programs are inseparable, and that Iran’s development and testing of missiles should be subject to severe sanctions.”
In the end he was committed to his word and said that no one should doubt it.