Mattis in Israel

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Mattis in Israel

by Stephen Lendman

Meeting with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, Mattis delivered mixed messages.

He said Iran "appear(s) to be living up to (its) part of the" 2015 nuclear deal. It remains "in force…and that's all I can say about it."

"(I)n no way (does it) mitigate against or excuse…other Iranian activities in the region including the war in Yemen that grinds on and what they're doing in Syria."

Fact: America continues waging aggression against both countries. Iran has no involvement in Yemen. It justifiably supports Syrian sovereign independence. So should all nations.

Fact: On Tuesday, Trump lied, calling the JCPOA "a terrible agreement. It shouldn't have been signed. It shouldn't have been negotiated the way it was negotiated." 

"I am all for agreements but that was a bad one, as bad as I have ever seen negotiated. They are not
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