-
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Recent Posts

No Escape from Crossing Fate - Trump's Inescapable Responsibility for the Spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.
Humanity - Today's Dilemma and Events and the Choices Toward a United Peaceful Tomorrow
A Forged Normalization - Flawed in the Absence of an Independent Palestine
"Apocalyptic" Conditions of Climate Change - the United States Western Wildfires
Unity Toward Defeating an Enemy - the Reality of 9.11.2001 in Contrast to COVID-19 2020

Most Popular Posts

Mourn with Moore
On Partnerships of Conflicting Ideologies as a Force Shaping Extremism
DC Linktank
The World in 2014 - Asia
From This Point

Categories

Elections 2013
Friends in Business
Gun control
Immigration Reform
In America
Natural Disaster
test
The World
Towards 2014

Archives

September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013

powered by

My Blog

European Powers Trigger Final Rites to a Dying Security Agreement

European powers, E3 - France, Germany and the United Kingdom (UK), have triggered a formal dispute mechanism against Iranian breaches of the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, signed to bring secure stability to the Middle East and the broader World and restricting the Islamic Republic's ambitions to develop nuclear weapons.

The Deal, officially called, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was completed at Vienna, Austria, July 14, 2015, between Iran, the United States (US), the European Union (EU), China and Russia. In exchange for economic relief, Iran suspended its nuclear ambitions and obliged by the directives to send its enriched material out of the country. Prior to 2018, international monitors confirmed Iran was complying with the agreement.

However, upon the advent of Donald Trump to the White House in Washington, DC, he weakened the international pact by removing the US from the signed agreement in 2018. Since then, tensions have heightened between the US and Iran, hence threatening all provisions to the security agreement. EU nations, China and Russia have endeavored to keep the pact in place. 

But with the Trump ordered assassination of an Iranian general in Baghdad, Iraq, January 2, 2020, tensions soared between the US and Iran leading to Iran's announcement that it would seek to continue its uranium enrichment program. Iran has claimed entitlement to renewed uranium enrichment in response to reinstated US sanctions since 2018.

France, Germany and the UK -  the E3 nations, according to BBC-News, have not accepted Iran's argument and have moved to trigger the formal dispute mechanism set out in article 36 of the deal to refer the dispute to a Joint Commission, which would have 15-days to resolve the issue. No dispute mechanism was triggered when Trump left the deal.

If complaints of non compliance by Iran are not satisfied in 15-days, the matter could be referred to the United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC), which as reported by the BBC-News, could vote to reimpose any sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the deal.

Amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran, and given recent events in Iraq and in Tehran, it could be deduced that the security stabilizing Iran Nuclear Deal is dying and all that remains in front of the inevitable death, is a Joint Commission review and a Security Council referral. Current affairs, therefore, suggest a return to greater security instability in the Middle East and in the World.