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So what if I told you like a month ago if France Germany and the UK were all going to get on board with sanctions against Iran well president trump was president when you said big diplomatic win for president trump when you have said good move for present what if I told you all three of those countries are gonna get on board with sanctions against Iran additional sanctions against Iran after the death of the second most powerful person in Iran and the leader of their entire terror regime which is a good move for trump well all that is happening what if I told you that there be a runny and protests in the streets against the regime I mean all that be pretty good news what if I told you that the Iranians were so scared of trump that they had actually started to dismantle some of their terrorist allies in places like Iraq and that they were free notifying the Iraqi government about strikes in advance well that's pretty good right well that let the the first one about friends in Germany the UK that is now coming to reality it's coming to fruition Stephen earlier reporting at The New York Times Britain France and Germany on Tuesday formally accused Iran of breaking the twenty fifteen agreement that limited its nuclear program taking the first step for reimposing you want sanctions the European countries started the clock running on what could be some sixty days of negotiations with Iran about coming back into full compliance with the nuclear deal under the agreement if they cannot resolve their dispute that could provide you and sanctions on Iran that had been suspended under the deal including an arms embargo the move which had been expected for more than a week was delayed when he was killed top commander Major General Qassem Soleimani with repercussions that are still playing out in Iran and across the region president trump withdrew in twenty eighteen it from the deal in response to her on his repeatedly move beyond the limits that the agreement had placed on its uranium enrichment raising fears it could be close to building an atomic bomb Europeans want to save the deal they want to persuade Washington into her on to begin a new set of negotiations about missile development and runs regional activities so in other words the Europeans are now pushing the negotiations between the United States and Iran and they're doing so with the knowledge will be opening knowledge men at this point Iran is gonna have to cave on its ballistic missile testing and it's gonna have to restrict its terror activities again a big win for trump because the Obama administration deal JC PO I was specifically based on the idea that was none of the west business whether Iran pursue terrorism or ballistic missiles which by the way is really very much less business the terrorism pursued by Ron very often takes place in the west and those ballistic missiles those long range ballistic missiles as they are developed they have the capacity hit Europe the three European countries all signatories to the JZ PO I clearly felt they had response around moving away from compliance in a joint statement the foreign ministers of Britain France and Germany so they want to run on December six that quote unless it reversed course we have no choice but to take action but Iran has chosen to further reduce compliance on Tuesday they set in motion the nuclear deal the dispute resolution process they said in good faith with the overarching objective the preserving J. P. B. J. C. P. away and in the sincere hope of finding a way forward through constructive diplomatic dialogue the three countries reiterated they don't want to withdraw from the deal entirely and they're not in favor of the maximum pressure campaign they said is that our hope is to bring around back into full compliance but here's the reality because the United States took a strong position and because the Iranians responded that strong position with both weakness with regard to terrorism but also but this sort of militant signaling about their nuclear program the Europeans are now stuck between a rock and a hard place that deal was never tenable and now it is seriously untenable earlier this month runs it would no longer abide by any restrictions in its uranium enrichment without specifying what would actually do the Europeans that use that is useful ambiguity saying okay well I haven't completely pulled out of the agreement so let's get into negotiations the Europeans especially prime minister Boris Johnson Briton wanna give a nod toward trump also trying to bring urgency to diplomatic efforts to get the talks under way again the trump administration would love nothing better than a new and improved J. C. P. away they made this fairly clear they're not looking for work to run if there were an offramp here involved Iran limiting its terror activity stopping is terror activities stopping its ballistic missile testing and stopping its nuclear program in exchange for economic normalization the entire west would be overjoyed right left and center the question is whether that pressure could ever be brought to bear on rock about was busy kissing **** to the mullahs when the Europeans were joining him Boris Johnson said let's style was thing down president trump is a great deal maker by his own account let's work together to replace the JZ peeling at the trump deal instead and that's the the smart way for Boris Johnson to go always appealing intrinsic always always marble and separate statement for minister Heiko Maas in Germany so we can no longer leave unanswered increasing Runyon violations of the nuclear agreement our objective is clear we want to preserve the agreement and reach a diplomatic solution within the agreement will tackle this together with all partners in the agreement naturally team of almost like we can't negotiate now trust to me we get it Robert Robert Malley who's just awful a full on anti Israel pro Arron voice yes the international crisis group yep we go should the nuclear deal maybe if this Radamel is just awful I got a video back in two thousand eight about Robert malice involvement with the Obama campaign Robert Malley is radical he said on Tuesday the trumpet his age would feel now that Ron was weakened by the sanctions and protests in the streets that the Americans would be unlikely to once again run any concessions to start the talks well no it depends what Iran is willing to do now isn't senior Iranian officials would not want to be seen talking with trump administration officials responsible for killing a general Soleimani he's suggesting that they'll hold off until we get a Democrat which is quite possible in the run ins would love nothing better than a Democrat to negotiate with considering the last time they got to Democrats and go **** with a person basically bent over like I like I I could that for Kevin bacon in animal house and shouted yes Sir may have another so this is this is all good movement in their joint statement the three European foreign ministers urged all sides to negotiate a given recent events it is all the more importantly do not at a nuclear proliferation crisis the card escalation threatening the whole region around four ministries now warning Europeans were in was furious and strong response to the European decision but these foreign spokesperson opposite Mesabi said around the school fully ready to answer any good will and constructive effort to preserve the nuclear yes there is some flexibility from the Iranians the media are going to ignore all of that and this is this is what they're studiously doing it's so funny they cannot decide on the narrative in the aftermath of what is obviously a coup for the trump administration they cannot find it aired itself you got to New York Times suggesting that the sanctions on Iran at work but trying to present that is a bad thing the headline from The New York Times today around the green economy limits its willingness to confront the US well does not mean that the sanctions are a good policy like why are you against the sanctions then fearful of public anger over a plunging economy Iran's leaders appear to be turning inward pulling back less collation yeah that's that's a good thing but here's how the near Times covers that right get a good means as a run is caught in a wretched economic crisis jobs are scarce prices for food and other necessities are skyrocketing the economy is rapidly shrinking Iranians are increasingly disgusting it disgusted rather crippling sanctions imposed by the trump administration has severed around access to international markets decimating the economy which is now contracting at an alarming at nine point five percent annual rate oil exports are effectively zero in December according to Oxford economics on Tuesday pressure intensified as Britain France and Germany serve notice they formally triggered a glaciations of the Ron for forcing it back into compliance with the twenty fifteen a nuclear deal the bleak economy appears to be tempering the willingness and Ron task late hostilities with the United States in recent months public anger over joblessness economic anxiety and corruption and emerge as a potentially existential threat to Iran's hardline regime only a week ago such sentiments have been redirected by outrage over the trump administration's January third killing of runs top military commander so a money the protest letter to new over the weekend in Tehran the demonstrations most pointedly an expression of contempt for the regime's cover up following its downing of Ukrainian jet which killed all one hundred seventy six people on board but the fury in the streets resonated as rebuke for broader grievances inflation is running your forty percent a sailing consumers with sharply rising prices for food and other basic necessities more than one in four young Iranians is jobless with college graduates especially short of work the missile strikes around at least on American bases in Iraq appear calibrated to enable its leaders to declare vengeance had been secured without provoking a response from president trump hostilities with most powerful military on earth would make life even more punishing for ordinary Iranians the likely weaken the currency and exacerbate inflation well medicine what remains of the national industry eliminating jobs in reinvigorating public pressure on the leadership in other words trump's policies worked here he cripple their economy and then he tried to hem them in in terms of their terrorism in some this is the unpalatable choice confronting the Iranian leadership you can keep the economy going by continuing to stare creditor banks in industry adding to the risks of an eventual banking disaster hyperinflation or you can opt for austerity that would cause immediate public suffering threatening more street demonstrations and then we got to the New York times attempts to save a Ron front is it a vice of its own creation though such realities appear to be living around topside fresh escalation some experts so then your time to suggest that the regime's hardliners may eventually come to embrace hostilities with the United States as a means of stimulating the anemic economy because nothing stimulates the economy quite like being aerially bombarded from those powerful military in history of the world good idea good idea yes me matter political economist unibody box for a university of Oxford says they're only those who argue we can't sustain the current situation we don't have a war for the Iranian government living in crisis is good it's always been good because you can blame all the economic problems on sanctions well no it it actually is not very good but the fact is that they got a look for some angle for why trump did something wrong here even though the policy has obviously worked as even the New York times is now