US on verge of big mistake regarding Iran

US on verge of big mistake regarding Iran

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 20

By Elmira Tariverdiyeva – Trend:

Unfortunately, sometimes in pursuit of demonstrating radical changes in politics, new leaders make irreparable mistakes that entail the most unpredictable consequences.

Donald Trump, who came to power in the US, rushes to get rid of the legacy of his predecessor Barack Obama and rapidly changes the main vectors of US policy. Sometimes, it seems that Trump makes changes so quickly that he does not even have time to weigh all the pros and cons.

It has recently become clear that in the near future the US will reconsider the results of another achievement of the Obama administration - a nuclear deal with Iran.

It became clear after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke about the failure of the agreement on the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program.

In his view, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) adopted in Vienna in 2015 just postpones the country's transformation into a nuclear power, while Tehran's nuclear ambitions continue to pose a great threat to universal peace and security.

In the end, Tillerson compared Iran with North Korea and promised to introduce a new US strategy towards Iran in three months.

In fact, it would be wrong to call a nuclear deal with Iran as success of the Obama administration. It was rather the success of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who did everything for the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to approve a nuclear deal that gave Iran huge advantages.

Indeed, during Rouhani’s presidency, Iran turned from an outcast into a country of great interest to many Western and world powers and with which it is possible to do business. As a result, European governments rushed to conclude deals on the practically untouched Iranian market.

Undoubtedly, this brought great benefits to Iran itself, beginning from the creation of new jobs to the renovation of its air fleet.

And now, not even paying attention to its European allies-partners in a nuclear deal with Iran, the new US administration single-handedly decides that the deal has failed.

The new US administration makes this decision at the most inappropriate moment - a month before the presidential election in Iran, in which incumbent president Rouhani will run for the presidency.

Rouhani's main rivals are former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, with whom the EU could barely negotiate, and influential cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who is the main hope of Iranian conservatives.

By casting doubt on the main achievement of the Rouhani administration, the US can unwittingly help a presidential candidate, with whom it will never be able to agree on anything, to come to power in Iran.

Moreover, while stating about the failure of the nuclear deal, the Trump administration is pushing Iran to ban any IAEA inspections, which today are the only instrument for monitoring the nuclear program.

The sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program for many years have not given any result. Iran agreed to reconcile with the West only after the reached agreement, according to which, all sides should be committed.

Thus, thinking that after the cancellation of the nuclear deal, new sanctions would make Tehran compliant and obedient, is, at least naive.

However, the new US administration seems to have a rather unique approach to the country’s foreign policy interests and their realization, and, unfortunately, this approach can sometimes lead to irreversible and unfavorable consequences.

German allocates additional funds to Georgia for fighting COVID-19
German allocates additional funds to Georgia for fighting COVID-19
National Bank of Georgia sells funds at foreign exchange auction
National Bank of Georgia sells funds at foreign exchange auction
Azerbaijan sharply increases import of eggs from Georgia
Azerbaijan sharply increases import of eggs from Georgia
Loading Bars
Servicemen of Armenian regiment refuse to take part in Karabakh hostilities
Russia making vigorous efforts to de-escalate Karabakh conflict as soon as possible - MFA
German allocates additional funds to Georgia for fighting COVID-19
Armenian Armed Forces shelling Azerbaijan’s Goranboy, Tartar, Barda
National Bank of Georgia sells funds at foreign exchange auction
World will lose heavily from enmity with Turkey and Azerbaijan, Turkish top official on Trend's 'Baku-Istanbul' teleconference ((PHOTO/VIDEO)
Discussions related to durable resolution of Karabakh conflict ongoing constantly - OSCE (Exclusive)
CNPC Drilling Company in Turkmenistan opens tender to buy electric batteries
Number of high-ranking Armenian officials dismissed from their posts within month
One more Azerbaijani civilian killed by Armenian Armed Forces - top official
Azerbaijan sharply increases import of eggs from Georgia
Lebanese human rights defenders condemn Armenian vandalism in Beirut
Armenia once again violates ceasefire agreements - FACTS
Azerbaijan increases tea imports from Georgia
VTB Bank Kazakhstan's parent bank expected to facilitate bank's growth plans for 2020-2021
Azerbaijan appeals to UNICEF regarding Armenia's terror against Barda's civilians
Facebook gains court backing in document row with EU regulators
Commissioning of desalination plant in Kazakhstan's semi-desert zone postponed
Number of debit cards in Azerbaijan continues to grow
Georgia reduces imports of construction materials from Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan reduces import of cigarettes from Georgia
Residents of Barda fully confident in Azerbaijani army - Executive authority
Georgia increases oil import from Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan reveals details of casualties, injuries in Tartar inflicted by Armenian troops
Electricity production using renewable energy sources increases in Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan increases import of passenger cars from Georgia
Kazakhstan decreases imports from Austria
Precious metal prices in Azerbaijan down
Austria interested in further promoting economic co-op with Turkmenistan
People like Vladimir Yevseev call on Armenia to commit war crimes - Israeli expert
Ronaldinho films video message in support of Azerbaijan
Missile-hit area of Azerbaijan's Barda city targeted purposefully - Executive Office
Armenian military-political leadership to be punished soon – Azerbaijani prosecutor general
Kazakhstan, Spain trade down nearly threefold amid COVID-19
Bashkortostan boosts fuel export to Uzbekistan
President Ilham Aliyev calls President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Azerbaijan confirms 483 more COVID-19 recoveries
Small industrial zone to be created in Uzbekistan’s Tashkent
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva congratulates brotherly people of Turkey on 29 October-Republic Day
Kazakhstan, Austria agree on Action Plan of Kazakhstan-Austrian Business Council for 2021
Armenian leadership shelled Tartar ignoring visit of diplomats - President's aide
Azerbaijani currency rates for Oct. 29
China's premium car buyers drive VW back to profit
Iran reveals its COVID-19 data for October 29
Kraft Heinz third-quarter sales beat estimates
Bahar Azadi gold coin price again rising in Iran
Georgia has record high grape harvest in past 30 years
Int'l journalist sends Letter to Joe Biden in regards to his statement on Karabakh
Armenia shells Goygol district, fire breaks out in forest - Ministry of Emergency Situations
Joint technical committee to be set up related to Khudafarin & Giz Galasi hydro junctions
ADB approves loan to support Georgia’s economic recovery
Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan increases value of its agricultural production
Turkmenistan plans to increase natural gas supplies to China
Armenian servicemen, who fire at civilians in Azerbaijan’s Barda, killed on battlefield (VIDEO)
Azerbaijan shoots down two Su-25 of Armenia – Defense ministry
Aircraft of Azerbaijani Armed Forces not involved in today's battles - Defense Ministry
Turkish Airlines to launch multiple charter flights to Georgia
Georgia's economic growth rate to up
Armenia used cluster bombs prohibited by all int'l conventions to attack civilians in Barda - Assistant to First Vice President of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan’s all Smerch multiple rocket launchers fully operational – Defense ministry
Azerbaijan's Zangilan city liberated not long before 27-year anniversary of its occupation
Azerbaijan hands over bodies of soldiers, captured civilians to Armenia - president's aide
Azerbaijan bombing maternity hospital in Nagorno-Karabakh's Khankendi - fake
Top Iranian cleric condemns Armenia killing innocents in Azerbaijan's Barda city
Azerbaijan to become regional leader in energy efficiency - EU4Energy manager
Assessment of Turkmenistan's hydrocarbon resources published
Barda is beautiful and strong with reinforced determination - top official
Azerbaijani MPs to observe parliamentary elections in Georgia
Georgian vegetable oil company Qarva expanding its business
Assistant to Azerbaijani president, foreign diplomats visit Tartar
Kazakh-Chinese bitumen plant opens tender to buy electric materials
Neighboring countries increase demand to buy subsidized Iranian products
IFRC president makes statement on death of volunteer following Armenia's Barda shelling
Azerbaijan gives update on civil casualties, damages, following Armenia's attacks
Eni’s capex almost halves year-on-year
Criminal case opened on fact of Armenia's missile attack on Azerbaijan's Barda
Destroying historical monuments in Karabakh - against cultural identity of Azerbaijanis
Azerbaijani prosecutor general discloses number of victims of Armenian terror
OSCE MG either unable or uwilling to solve Karabakh conflict - Erdogan
IFRC Europe Office makes statement on Azerbaijani volunteer killed as result of Armenian shelling
Launch process for water and electricity facilities in Iran continues
Azerbaijani Armed Forces driving away Armenian troops like dogs – Assistant to president
Armenian Armed Forces cowardly flee from battlefield – Assistant to Azerbaijani president
Kazakhstan’s Intergas Central Asia opens tender for equipment maintenance
Generation capacity Iran's power plants grows
Armenia hostile to entire Islamic world, says Algerian analyst
LUKOIL optimistic about prospects for co-op with Turkmenistan
Heavily injured in Armenia's attack on Azerbaijan's Barda, brought to Baku
Azerbaijani FM’s visit to Geneva postponed
Foreign diplomats arrive in Barda, which is still under fire by Armenian troops (VIDEO)
Azerbaijan condemns publication of Charlie Hebdo about Turkish president - Assistant to Azerbaijani president
Azerbaijani oil prices decrease
New refrigeration facility for food opens in Georgia's Kakheti region
To liberate occupied lands, Azerbaijani Army striking military targets, but without harming civilians - MoD
Eni increases natural gas production at its Kazakhstan-based fields
Winter wheat planting completed in Turkmenistan’s Akhal region
Armenian leadership to be held accountable - Prosecutor General (PHOTO)
Loans to entrepreneurs increased in Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan
ANAMA reveals details of Armenian attacks on Azerbaijan's Barda
Central Banks of Iran announces volume of foreign currency put up for sale
All news