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    Iran's Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal

    "Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the US will face "historic regret" if Donald Trump scraps the nuclear agreement with Tehran.
    6 May 2018 - BBC News

    Mr Rouhani's comments come as the US president decides whether to pull out of the deal by a 12 May deadline.

    Mr Trump has strongly criticised the agreement, calling it "insane".

    The 2015 deal - between Iran, the US, China, Russia, Germany, France and the UK - lifted sanctions on Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.

    France, the UK and Germany have been trying persuade the US president that the current deal is the best way to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons.

    The UN also warned Mr Trump not to walk away from the deal.

    However, he has threatened that the US will "withdraw" from the deal on 12 May - the end of a 120-day review period - unless Congress and European powers fixed its "disastrous flaws".

    Last week, Israel revealed "secret nuclear files" which it said showed Iran had run a clandestine nuclear weapons programme before 2003, and had secretly retained the technological know-how, in breach of the agreement.

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    On Sunday, Mr Netanyahu again spoke out against Iran, saying it was better to confront Tehran sooner rather than later."
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44021829

    Is it really the fear of nukes or that the deal might just hold out hope for broader relations between Iran and Europe? Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia are BFFs. So much so that Israel gives medical aid to Sunni terrorists who are funded by the Saudis and their grand dream of a Sunni controlled ME with the support of their American and Israeli partners. Any allegiances between Iran and the EU would scuttle that dream. Israel might actually have to concede a Palestinian state.
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    What makes a deal one American regime makes binding or non-binding for a stated period of time? Are their any rules about this? Since both "major parties are notoriously poor at long term planing should we restrict their ability to even make long term deals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donttread View Post
    What makes a deal one American regime makes binding or non-binding for a stated period of time? Are their any rules about this? Since both "major parties are notoriously poor at long term planing should we restrict their ability to even make long term deals?
    The EO system makes any deal as long as the term(s) of office served by the President who signed it. It is pretty much self-limiting and not to be relied upon by any state actor beyond regime change. Otherwise, an act of Congress would likely be required, which could only be overturned by another act of Congress. There are strengths and weaknesses to both. If it's really a bad deal, being able to end it quickly would be beneficial. On the other hand, having a deal that requires oversight would not be made in haste, nor disposed of in haste or for political points.
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    BTW, welcome to the forum @Donttread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    BTW, welcome to the forum @Donttread!

    Thanks. I think I'll be here more.

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    So it appears many of these well touted deals are really not good for as long as they are written for? WTF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donttread View Post
    So it appears many of these well touted deals are really not good for as long as they are written for? WTF?
    In the case of those undertaken by EO - only as long as that President is in power and the successor is willing to let them stand.
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