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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
US Flagrantly Breached Iran Nuclear Deal
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Unilateral US sanctions on Iran are illegal – including those imposed by Congress, the Obama and Trump administrations after the nuclear deal was agreed on – adopted on October 18, 2015, implemented on January 16, 2016.
America can never be trusted. The JCPOA nuclear deal is an international treaty, Washington a signatory. Breaching it is an international crime, the US a serial offender.
In December 2016, Congress near-unanimously renewed the Iran Sanctions Act, effective through 2026. At the time, an unnamed senior Obama administration official lied, saying "we do not believe (an extension) violat(es) the nuclear agreement with Iran…"
Tehran justifiably called it a flagrant breach. The same holds for unilaterally imposed congressional and administration sanctions – after the JCPOA's implementation by the Obama and Trump admin
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