On 12 January 2018, President Trump has given a reprieve to the Iran Nuclear Agreement (JCPOA) by deciding to continue to waive U.S. sanctions. Although he stopped short of killing the JCPOA, President Trump gave European allies only 120 days to agree to an overhaul of the nuclear deal or he would pull the U.S. out of it.
Iran nuclear deal
On 12 december 2017, the U.S. Congres failed to adhere to President Trump’s request to impose harsher sanctions on Iran to fix the existing nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA. As I reported earlier,…
I’ve been rather busy of late, so I’m coming a little late on this issue. As we all know, on 13 October, President Trump announced a strategic review on the U.S.’s relations with Iran, whereby…
Yet again, the U.S. has renewed its ongoing sanctions relief under the Iran Nuclear Deal (so-called JCPOA). As we all know, especially after President Trump’s speech at the UN, the current U.S. Administration is no…
The UN watchdog IAEA has yet again reported that Iran is adhering to it’s commitments under the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA). This report contradicts President Trump’s assertions that Iran is non-compliant with it’s JCPOA obligations.
On 17 May 2017, the Trump Administration renewed its waiver of sanctions by certifying that the Iran Nuclear Deal is working. However, the White House did state that the U.S. will continue its review of the deal.
On 25 April 2017, the Joint Commission (JC) established by the Iran Nuclear Deal, met in Vienna to review the implementation of the Nuclear Deal. Under the Nuclear Deal, the JC is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the JCPOA. The meeting, 5th meeting of the JC discussed amongst other things: cooperation in the field of civil nuclear safety, the modernization program of Arak, and sanctions relief.
The International Atomic Energy Agency confirms that Iran’s shipment of 11 tonnes of heavy water out of the country complies with JCPOA.
On 01 December 2016, the U.S. Senate, similarly to the earlier vote in the House of Representatives, unanimously voted to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA).
EU and U.S. lift non-proliferation sanctions as agreed in the nuclear deal.