Iran rejects USA call to open bases to nuclear inspectors

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on August 25- aftab

'Strong indications' Trump won't recertify Iranian compliance with nuclear deal

Last week, USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley pressured the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the aim of securing a deal where nuclear inspectors were allowed access to Iranian military bases to guarantee that scientists were not engaged in any activity banned by the nuclear deal signed in 2015, according to PressTV.

It's not a treaty because it was never considered by the U.S. Senate, and so can be changed by a president's decision.

Bolton's public appeal reflects a deep frustration among opponents of the Iran deal who until recently viewed the White House as an ally in their effort to undercut the agreement.

Supporters of the Iran agreement say there is no evidence that Iran has violated the nuclear deal in any significant way and allege the intelligence agencies are under pressure from the administration to come up with information that shows Tehran is flouting the deal.

The environment in which intelligence agencies are working is one in which the president has evidently made up his mind about how to proceed, even though US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley made statements to the contrary last week.

It will be a "very big mistake" for the U.S. to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, a former official under the Barack Obama administration has said.

Trump is due to notify Congress in October about whether Iran is adhering to the deal.

The worldwide agreement is facing serious threats of collapse as tensions mounted between Washington and Tehran recently.

Haley has said she is focused on trying, along with America's Western partners, to make what President Trump has called the "worst deal" with Iran better, by pressing Iran to stop test launching ballistic missiles. In April, he ordered a review of whether a suspension of nuclear sanctions on Iran was in the USA interest. US allies Israel and Saudi Arabia are staunch opponents of Iran and have attacked its partnered forces overseas.

"He's given strong indications that he's just not going to recertify it", said John Glaser, director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, the libertarian think tank.

Q: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believes the Iran nuclear deal is "one of the most important diplomatic achievements in our search for, for peace and stability and everyone involved needs to do its utmost to protect and support that agreement". Moscow opposes any changes to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's nuclear program and call on all partners to avoid unilateral decisions, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Tuesday speaking at the 62nd conference of the Pugwash movement on Science for peace, disarmament, worldwide security and scientific cooperation. Iran charged those sanctions were a violation of the nuclear accord.

Ghassemi said Iran will "completely try to protect the nuclear deal", but added that it is a multilateral agreement and that the other sides need to abide by the agreement as well. And they probably will not be.

Haley has previously said that Iran is not complying with the "spirit" of the deal, pointing to Tehran's activities in the region, including its support for Houthi rebels in Yemen and its backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The expert stressed that over the past two years dozens of foreign leaders and businessmen have visited the country concluding billion-dollar deals.

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