China Hosts Russian – Iran Summit Over Rising Tension Over The United States
The United States withdrew previously from the Iran deal for a multitude of reasons, including the outrageous cost of the program, but primarily because Iran did not hold up their end of the bargain. Evidence found inside the country that it has not ended its uranium programs as directed fueled the exit. Iranian leaders now want to discuss with Russia the possible legalities of Trump’s withdraw from the Obama-era deal.
According to CFR, as the world struggles to find a formula for dealing with suspicious nuclear developments in Iran, Russian diplomats have been holding bilateral talks with Iranian officials on a proposal they say could defuse the crisis. The proposal, which has won support from other UN Security Council members—including the United States—would allow Iran to obtain enriched uranium it says it needs for civilian nuclear power directly from Russia.
As it’s reported the deal would entail that Iran out-source it’s Uranium production to Russia. It claims that the uranium would not be weapons grade but instead used as an alternative power source. With the recent admission from Iranian officials of their part facilitating the 9/11 attacks and their checkered past, how can they be trusted in future deals?
As Written By The Times Of Israel:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he planned to discuss the situation following the US withdrawal from the Iranian deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Speaking at the start of his Saturday meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Qingdao, China, Rouhani hailed close ties between Russia and Iran.
Iran has an observer status in the SCO, and Putin said that Moscow would support the full-fledged Iranian membership.
Rouhani said that the US exit from the nuclear agreement with Iran warrants an “important and serious discussion between our two countries.”
Rouhani also hailed Russia-Iran cooperation in Syria, saying “our role in the region is quite significant.” Russia and Iran have staunchly backed Syrian President Bashar Assad, helping turn the tide of war in his favor.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will open late Saturday a two-day regional security summit attended by Russia, Iran and other allies confronting rising tensions with the US over trade and Washington’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal.