Is This The Nail In The Coffin For The Iranian Nuclear Deal?

Trump says Iran strikes would not have been 'proportionate'

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran.

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday his administration was "moving forward" and that he will impose additional sanctions against Iran in an effort to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

The Iranians may instead decide to increase the use of proxy forces in Iraq and Yemen, or give additional financial or material support to Hezbollah across the Middle East, fuelling a much wider conflict.

The limit on its stockpile of enriched uranium was set under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

"You can't have nuclear weapons", he said, adding "if you want to talk about it, good". But experts say the violation would not pose an immediate proliferation risk.

Rouhani said Iran has always been seeking negotiation and diplomacy but negotiation is possible only when there is no pressure.

"If they exceed the cap by just a few thousand kilograms, then it is insignificant", Brandeis University professor Gary Samore told The Wall Street Journal.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Saturday before boarding Marine One for the trip to Camp David in Maryland.

Aside from his "cocked & loaded" rhetoric, a militarist malaprop that has provoked a wave of mockery on Twitter, Trump's claim that he was concerned about a disproportionate number of Iranian deaths is hardly credible.

In a series of tweets on Friday morning, Mr Trump confirmed his decision to call off air strikes on Iran.

Ex-UEFA chief arrested as part of 2022 World Cup investigation
Platini told the Associated Press in 2015 that he "might have told" American officials that he would vote for the USA bid. Platini's lawyer, William Bourdon, said his client was innocent and that he was being questioned on "technical grounds".

A minister from Britain's Foreign Office will travel to Iran on Sunday for talks with senior Iranian government officials amid escalating tensions in the Gulf region, the department said Saturday.

Iran has denied any involvement in those incidents.

Announcing Dr Murrison's visit, the FCO said: "The UK has an ongoing diplomatic dialogue with Iran".

And EU foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini said the bloc was focused on keeping the agreement in place.

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said the drone's downing was a "clear message" to the USA that Iran's borders were "our red line". "If the [UN nuclear watchdog] IAEA assessments and reports will change, we will assess the situation further".

But worries about a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted despite Mr Trump saying he has no appetite for war.

Last year, Trump withdrew the United States from the deal created to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions relief, and reinstated measures created to choke off Iranian oil sales and cripple its economy.

Is This The End Of The Nuclear Deal? However, these officials worry that, in return, Iran might attack Israeli interests via one of its proxies in the region.

Iran says the drone was shot down over its territory while Washington said it occurred in global airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. Iran will only be able to hijack the G20 meet if it undertakes major escalatory actions, which would nearly certainly force Mr Trump to skip the G20 meet.

Iranian authorities have said they've also lodged a complaint with the UN Security Council. "Regardless of any decision [US officials] make ... we will not allow any of Iran's borders to be violated", the foreign ministry spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, told Tasnim, a semi-official news agency.

Related News:

  • Trump Calls Off Iran Attacks At The Last Minute

    Trump Calls Off Iran Attacks At The Last Minute

    A United spokesman said customers flying from Mumbai to Newark would be booked on alternative flights back to the United States. The Trump administration planned retaliatory strikes against Iran, but abruptly called off the attacks, Fox News reported .
    Motorola One Pro Features Quad Rear-Camera

    Motorola One Pro Features Quad Rear-Camera

    The Motorola One Vision is equipped with a dual camera setup comprising of a 48MP primary Samsung GM-1 sensor with f/1.7 aperture. As usual, the Motorola One Vision runs stock Android 9.0 Pie powered by a 3,500mAh battery accompanied by 15W fast charge.
    Celts send C Baynes, 24th pick to Suns

    Celts send C Baynes, 24th pick to Suns

    Bol Bol's fall in Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft finally ended midway through the second round. He was the number 30 player in the ESPN 100 high school rankings and the number one player in the state of Wisconsin.
  • Cardi B indicted by grand jury on two counts of felony assault

    The specific charges are unknown and will remained sealed until the rapper is arraigned on Tuesday, the outlet reports . She was caught on video throwing an ice bucket at the sisters, whom she has since been court-ordered to stay away from.
    Tory leadership race: Michael Gove goes second as Sajid Javid eliminated

    Tory leadership race: Michael Gove goes second as Sajid Javid eliminated

    She struck an exit deal with Brussels last November, but failed three times to get it through parliament's lower House of Commons. First, to get Brexit done to the satisfaction of the large share of Leavers who backed the Conservatives in 2017.
    Boeing says has no plans to change name of 737 max

    Boeing says has no plans to change name of 737 max

    Angle-measuring sensors in both planes malfunctioned, alerting anti-stall software to push the noses of the planes down. Airbus says that 30 percent figure comes based on the rates of competitors from previous generation aircraft.
  • Four breathing exercises to try on International Yoga Day

    Four breathing exercises to try on International Yoga Day

    On the occasion of International Yoga Day, enthusiasts across world are performing yoga - in groups and individually. Walter Lindner, the German ambassador to India, described Modi's yoga bid at the United Nations a "clever move".
    Chris Paul denies his relationship with James Harden is 'unsalvageable'

    Chris Paul denies his relationship with James Harden is 'unsalvageable'

    Paul would love to be traded, but his contract makes that hard . "No surprise to see Harden wanting Paul out now". Harden reportedly has not responded to any of Paul's attempts to communicate with him this offseason.
    Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job as reports emerge of family violence

    Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job as reports emerge of family violence

    Shanahan and his then-wife, who now uses the name Kimberley Jordinson, accused each other of violent aggression. Shanahan had a black eye and a bloody nose, according to the police report obtained by USA Today .
  • Massive fire breaks out at Philadelphia oil refinery

    Massive fire breaks out at Philadelphia oil refinery

    Nobody was injured in that early explosion, but it led to environmental activists protesting the refinery's safety standards. A fire at a Philadelphia refinery led to a massive explosion that sent shockwaves throughout the city at 4:20 am on Friday.
    Stocks gain, dollar weakens after Fed signals possible rate cuts

    Stocks gain, dollar weakens after Fed signals possible rate cuts

    American stocks barely bounced after the Federal Open Market Committee took a decidedly dovish stance at its Wednesday meeting. President of the Federal Reserve Bank on Minneapolis Neel Kashkari speaks during an interview in NY , U.S., March 29, 2019.
    Keep me to Keep America Great, Donald Trump urges his fans

    Keep me to Keep America Great, Donald Trump urges his fans

    The voters included people like Bonnie Smith, who was raised a Democrat, was married to a Democrat, and had voted for Obama. Construction workers build a secondary border wall in Otay Mesa, Calif., on February 22, 2019.

Most liked

Chicago mayor says police won't assist ICE in migrant sweep
Authorities typically obtain an administrative warrant giving them permission to detain a person for violating immigration law. But Morgon says the goal isn't to separate families, he says it's to deter migrants from trying to cross the US-Mexico border.

Trump Won't Apologize For Calling For Death Penalty On Central Park 5
In a 1989 interview with Larry King , Trump told King, "Maybe hate is what we need if we're gonna get something done". While the ads did not name the teens directly, it was exceptionally clear they were in response to the case.

Canadian Government Approves Multibillion Pipeline Expansion
The expansion is expected to nearly triple the current capacity of the pipeline from 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000 barrels. All the tax profits from the project will go towards clean energy ventures, Trudeau said.

Google Pixel 4 leaks show exciting new smartphone
Google's first foray into Chrome tablets will be its last, but other device makers will probably keep going with Chrome OS. That device launched previous year to lukewarm reviews citing sluggish performance, chunky design, and a high price tag.

Jeopardy! champion James Holzhauer donates to cancer walk in Alex Trebek's name
Big comeback: Holzhauer is set to return to the show for the 36th season for Tournament of Champions edition. The " Jeopardy! " champion who won more than $2 million is honoring the host of the game show Alex Trebek .

Boris Johnson extends lead in United Kingdom race for prime minister
Brexit, originally scheduled to take place on March 29, has been postponed twice amid political deadlock in London. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Thursday that "the withdrawal agreement is not going to be reopened".

N. Korea leader seeks ‘active response’ in talks
A banner at the airport welcome ceremony read, "Long Live with Unbreakable Friendship and Unity Formed by Blood", Xinhua said. Xi, who will be given the honour of a state visit, will pay homage at the capital's Friendship Tower.

Harry Potter version of Pokemon Go will be live this Friday
You should be able to change this pretty regularly since you will unlock new filters as you progress. You'll want to talk to your kids about in app purchases and you may want to disable them.

What Trump forgot to mention: Bernie Sanders' response to the President's announcement
Anita Dunn, a campaign surrogate for Biden, also didn't correct Hunt or label the former officials as Democrats. Throughout his career, Biden has said the civil rights movement was his motivation for entering politics.

Trump accuses New York Times of a 'virtual act of treason'
The president, on June 15, disputed the claims laid out by The New York Times and accused them of being "desperate". It also comes after reports of offensive U.S. cyberattacks against Russian Federation during the mid-term election.

Rio Ferdinand 'won't lose sleep' if snubbed for Manchester United role
And his global boss Martinez claimed this week it would be good for the 26-year-old to move away from Old Trafford. I am thinking of this: "to have a new challenge somewhere else".

Woodland holds off Koepka to win U.S. Open
Right behind him was two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka with a 10 under par score. "Gary played a great four days". But Koepka watched his nine-foot putt slip by the cup, settling for a par to give Woodland some breathing room.

$1 Billion Worth Of Cocaine Seized In Historic Philadelphia Raid
Investigators believe there is still a significant amount of cocaine remaining on the ship. Members of the ship's crew have reportedly been arrested and federally charged.

Morgan sets new sixes record as England pile up 397 against Afghanistan
Take walking out of the equation and deal nearly exclusively in boundaries instead. The sheer brutality of the assault by Morgan had to be seen to be believed.

Pompeo Tries Rallying Foreign Leaders in Alleged Oil Attacks
Mr Raab said the Labour leader was allowing "his anti-American prejudice to skew his moral compass and political judgment". When asked Monday whether he was considering military action against Iran, the president told TIME, "I wouldn't say that".