Sunday, 22 September, 2019

Trump (again) says he could meet with Iranian president

Trump, Iran's Rouhani could meet at UN, Pompeo says Washington Accuses Iran Of 'Possible Undeclared Nuclear Activities'
Patty Aguilar | 11 September, 2019, 03:53

Meanwhile, he stressed that the nuclear activities of Iran would remain peaceful and will be supervised by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he could meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and that he had no problem with such an encounter, Reuters reports.

"Iran's failure to resolve the agency's concerns on this matter is completely unacceptable and should be of deep concern to all who support the IAEA and its safeguards verification regime", it said.

"Now the president has made clear, he is happy to take a meeting with no preconditions, but we are maintaining the maximum pressure campaign", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, just days after Iran announced it had fired up centrifuges to boost its enriched uranium stockpiles.

Pompeo tweeted on September 10 that Tehran's "lack of cooperation" with the United Nations nuclear watchdog "fits into Iran's 40-year pattern of lies". Washington also has been pressuring other countries to follow suit.

Iran has guaranteed the IAEA access to its nuclear program as part of a 2015 deal with world powers under which Tehran accepted curbs on its atomic activities in return for access to world trade.

Netanyahu says Iran had 'secret nuclear site' in Abadeh
The deal has steadily unravelled since then and caused tensions to heighten across the Persian Gulf and broader Middle East. Netanyahu told reporters on Monday that Iran had secretly pursued a nuclear program at a site in Abadeh in Fars Province.

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Thousands were briefly detained in the protests, culminating in an estimated 50,000 attending a Moscow rally on August 10. Petersburg, including attempts to bribe voters, commit fraud and assault observers.

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The level of uranium enrichment was a central point of the Vienna agreement, which was meant to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

The United States withdrew from the agreement a year ago and imposed sanctions on Iran with the aim of halting its oil exports and forcing Tehran to negotiate a more sweeping "comprehensive deal". It explained in a statement that its inspectors have verified new centrifuges, including 30 advanced IR-6 centrifuges.

The IAEA has confirmed the installation of new centrifuges and said they have been prepared for testing.

At the G7 summit last week, French president said that he was "convinced that an agreement" could be found if the United States and Iranian presidents could meet.

The European contracting parties - France, Britain and Germany - have been seeking a way to circumvent the US -imposed sanctions to trade with Iran. Iranian officials have repeatedly argued that the USA violated the agreement first by pulling out.

"At the same time, all parties to the agreement should also commit themselves to the full and effective implementation" of the JCPOA, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters in Beijing. "Iran should straighten out, because frankly they are in a very bad position right now and they should straighten it out because they could straighten it out very easy".

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