Sunday, May 6, 2018

JCPOA and Britain's dangerous game

Mohammad Ghaderi, Tehran Times

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Theresa May British Prime Minister, who preferred not to comment on the nuclear accord with Iran in recent weeks, has suddenly become an active player in this equation! The announcement of the recent statement by the British PM's office on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) right after the apparent failure of Merkel and Macron in persuading Trump to remain as part of the nuclear deal, is subject to various considerations. ...

Decoding the British Government's Recent Position on the JCPOA

Those positions adopted by the British government are in fact nothing other than Donald Trump and John Bolton's demands on the nuclear deal with Iran. The recent statement by the British PM's office is the official acceptance of the White House's requests for changing the nuclear accord. ...

Without a doubt, during the coming days, and especially a few days before May 12, British authorities will try to put pressure on our country to accept the illegal demands of Europe and the U.S. in the field of "formal diplomacy", "public diplomacy" [JB emphasis] and "hidden diplomacy." May is trying to put Iran at the dilemma of "accepting change" or "leaving the nuclear deal."

Unlike Washington, London prefers to take this action in the form of "diplomacy of smiles", thus preventing the disclosure of its complete synchronization with the United States and Trump government. It is now time for the Iranian Authorities to openly and unequivocally condemn and uncover the tricks of the British officials (and subsequently Germany and France) on the JCPOA, and make our nation aware about the nature of this purposeful and coordinated game. The only way to curb the game of England and its allies in this regard is to insist on our policies and to avoid re-negotiating with the West on the JCPOA.

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