Friday, September 17, 2021
ADVT 
International

In Addressing Middle East Tensions, Trump Calls For End To Iran Nuclear Deal

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 08 Jan, 2020 07:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is calling on five of the world's most powerful nations to follow his lead and abandon their controversial 2015 agreement aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions.

     

    Speaking to his nation following Iran's retaliatory strike early Wednesday against military bases in Iraq, Trump urged the U.K., Germany, France, Russia and China to acknowledge flaws he sees in the deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

     

    He says the "very defective" Obama-era agreement, which the Trump administration abandoned in 2018, is too short-term and too lax and gives Iran a "clear and quick path" towards developing a nuclear arsenal.

     

    That position is at odds with the view of Canada's Liberal government, which champions the deal as an important component of international efforts to keep the world safe from nuclear proliferation.

     

    Just last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Charles Michel, president of the European Council, reiterated their collective support for the agreement and its role in promoting regional stability in the Middle East.

     

    Trump also promised a new round of crippling economic sanctions against Iran, which has been on a war footing with the U.S. ever since an American drone strike last week killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a senior Iranian military leader.

     

    "Iran must abandon its nuclear ambitions and end its support for terrorism," Trump said during a televised address from the White House.

     

    "The time has come for the U.K., Germany, France, Russia and China to recognize this reality they must now break away from the remnants of the Iran deal ... and we must all work together towards making a deal with Iran that make the world a safer and more peaceful place."

     

    MORE International ARTICLES

    Chinese Embassy Takes Swipe At 'Some Politicians' Over Talk Of Freeing Canadians

    OTTAWA - The Chinese embassy is taking a swing at "some Canadian politicians" over what it describes as "erroneous remarks" about the relationship between the two countries and the cases of two Canadians detained in China.

    Chinese Embassy Takes Swipe At 'Some Politicians' Over Talk Of Freeing Canadians

    Canadian 'Whistleblower' Detained For Years In Middle East To Learn Fate Tuesday

    Canadian 'Whistleblower' Detained For Years In Middle East To Learn Fate Tuesday

    The family of a Canadian geologist jailed in Dubai on fraud charges is cautiously optimistic he'll be exonerated in a court hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

    Canadian 'Whistleblower' Detained For Years In Middle East To Learn Fate Tuesday

    Canadian Who Plotted New York City Attacks Appeals Conviction, 40-Year Sentence

    TORONTO - The conviction and 40-year prison sentence for a young mentally ill Canadian who plotted terrorist attacks in New York City should be set aside, his lawyer argues in a new appeal brief.

    Canadian Who Plotted New York City Attacks Appeals Conviction, 40-Year Sentence

    Indian-American Dr Monisha Ghosh Becomes US Telecom Regulator's First Top Officer

    Dr Monisha Ghosh will advise Indian-American Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai and the agency on technology and engineering issues

    Indian-American Dr Monisha Ghosh Becomes US Telecom Regulator's First Top Officer

    Indian-Origin Man TAJINDER RAI Jailed After His Speeding Supercar Kills UK Teen Cyclist

    A West Midlands Police investigation showed that Tajinder Rai was driving at close to motorway speeds on a slow-speed zone.

     

    Indian-Origin Man TAJINDER RAI Jailed After His Speeding Supercar Kills UK Teen Cyclist

    Hong Kong Appoints First ‘Amritdhari’ Sikh Woman SUKHDEEP KAUR Prison Officer

    ukhdeep Kaur, hailing from a village in Tarn Taran, is the first ‘amritdhari’ Sikh woman to be appointed as a prison officer in Hong Kong.

     

     

    Hong Kong Appoints First ‘Amritdhari’ Sikh Woman SUKHDEEP KAUR Prison Officer