US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said that Iranian actions and threats would lead to it becoming “further isolated” during a press briefing in Washington DC on Friday.

“Today the Supreme Leader lashed out against Europe for standing up against Iran’s nuclear blackmail. As long as the regime threatens the world, it will become further isolated. Until Iran behaves like a normal nation, its isolation will only deepen,” he said.

Hook also said that he was pleased with the sight of unity displayed this week by the UK, France, and Germany when the three countries initiated the dispute resolution mechanism as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“We were pleased to see the United Kingdom, France, and Germany initiate the Iran nuclear deal dispute resolution mechanism earlier this week. Prime Minister Johnson called to replace the Iran nuclear deal with a new deal, which we very much support,” he said.

Iran has been reducing its commitments under the JCPOA, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, since the US withdrew from the accord in 2018.

Following the US killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Solemiani, the Iranian government announced it will step back from the deal leading the United Kingdom, France and Germany to invoke the Dispute Resolution Mechanism.

 

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enkidu gilgamesh
enkidu gilgamesh
2020-01-18 21:51

What is a “normal nation”?
Maybe a vassal like all European member of the NATO?
Iran is behaving normal, as a non-submissive, sovereign state, defending its own resources and interests.

IMHO, the isolation of Iran won’t last long. Effectively the result is a more self-isolating USA, exposing itself as a criminal, destructive, bankrupt and crumbling entity.

Without the current repression Iran’s economy would flourish, but the imperial USA is broken, because it is living over its capacity since decades. With sanctions against Iran and other countries the process of US-imperial breakdown is accelerated.

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Stern Daler
2020-01-19 12:04

The antics of the exceptionalist US emperor Donald will eventually help to cure the Stockholm syndrome in the EU’s leading capitals.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-01-19 14:17

Wrong analyse… USA has negative interests to pay on its debt which is only about 100% of annual GDP… Just buy a house, you’ll be indebted at way more than your annual salary…
China’s debt is of more than 300% of its GDP and interests are not negative at all.
Actually, the US economy is really doing great under Trump, like it or not, that’s a fact.
How funny all the primary anti-Muricans all parrot the same BS for 30 years while in facts, the US economy has even reinforced its #1 position!

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Andrew R Joyce
2020-01-18 21:45

Hopefully with a little help, Iran will have a nuclear deterrent , in the near future.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-01-19 14:10
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Will be nuked instead! On first nuke test, missiles will immediately starts flying towards Iran, and these won’t be conventional ones, make yourself no illusions!

Sweet Robert
Sweet Robert
2020-01-22 03:28
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Iran is learning the hard way US does not honor its’ agreements or international laws. They would be wise to have a nuclear weapon as the US has and is currently committing covert wars against them. Best for them to get one because they have been falsely accused by Israelis for the last 20 plus years.

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good american
2020-01-18 22:39

Talk about chutzpah!! HOHOHO!

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Stern Daler
2020-01-19 09:10

The US Empire is slowly self isolating with a constant war of sanctions that affect and threaten allies. Washington Post disclosed: “Days before Europeans warned Iran of nuclear deal violations, Trump secretly threatened to impose 25% tariff on European autos if they didn’t”. EU’s BNP was fined billions for the crime of doing business with countries under the US Empire’s sanctions.

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Stern Daler
2020-01-19 12:45
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And a finance minister said sanctions were an infringement of sovereignty. While a foreign minister said the sanctions amount to “interference in autonomous decisions taken in Europe”.

As a result of this Treasury’s War an EU state’s deputy foreign minister declared: “Europe needs new instruments to be able to defend itself from licentious extraterritorial sanctions.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-01-19 14:12
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Actually, Junker warned that if something like the BNP thing ($9.1bn fine), EU would take retaliatory sanctions and sue USA at the WTO.

+++ “Washington Post disclosed: “Days before Europeans warned Iran of nuclear deal violations, Trump secretly threatened to impose 25% tariff on European autos if they didn’t””
=> You mean the same Washington Post who not so long ago had a Muslim Brotherhood columnist named Kashogi?

michael Houston
michael Houston
2020-01-19 18:10

thank you for sharing….now sit down and shut up…..pathetic!!!!!….what an image….looks more like someone who sits in front of a computer masturbating to child porn….really…..look again at his picture….creepy to say the least!!!!

Carl
Carl
2020-01-19 18:47

“We will keep torturing the child until it develops a normal personality”, w*f.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-01-19 14:20

+++ “until they behave ‘like a normal nation’”
=> Won’t happen until Iran has a shah again.
MIGA!