Trump Tells Netanyahu: US To Withdraw From Iran Deal Unless "Significant" Changes Made

It has been nearly six weeks sine Vice President Mike Pence surprised Israeli lawmakers during a speech at the Knesset by declaring that the US would not recertify the Iran deal when it comes up for renewal again in May - leaving open the possibility that sanctions could be reimposed shortly after.


And in the latest sign that, after loudly criticizing the Iran deal as one of the "worst deal ever", the Trump administration is planning to move ahead with its plans to reimpose sanctions, Axios reports that Trump told Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu that he will demand "significant changes" to the deal in his negotiations over possible modifications as the different parties try to come to a "last chance" compromise to keep it intact.

President Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in their meeting at the White House last Monday that he won't show flexibility in the negotiations with France, Germany and the U.K. on amending the Iran nuclear deal, two senior Israeli officials told me.

The officials say Trump told Netanyahu that until now the three European powers only proposed "cosmetic changes" that he doesn't find satisfactory. Trump said he demands "significant changes" in the Iran deal itself and not simply the addition of a supplemental agreement between the U.S. and the European countries, according to the officials.

The bottom line: Trump stressed that if his demands are not met, the U.S. will withdraw from the deal.

In a tacit confirmation of the report - which clearly suggests that it was intended to send a message to the other signatories and especially Iran - White House officials refused to deny it.

While Pence's announcement echoed President Trump's declaration that he had re-certified the deal in January "for the last time", the president later set a deadline of May 12 for negotiations between the US and the "European Three" (the UK, France and Germany) in hopes of securing a better deal, though Iranian leaders have adamantly declared that they won't accept any modifications to the original deal. However, Iranian President Rouhani has said he wouldn't be the first to abandon the deal and has informed the United Nations Atomic Energy Agency that it will continue to comply with the deal's terms.

The report also comes just days before the third round of negotiations to retool the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the official name of Obama's Iran deal) are set to begin in Berlin.

Trump has set May 12th as the deadline to reach an agreement with France, Germany and the U.K. to "fix" the nuclear deal and avoid U.S. withdrawal. In the last 2 months, two rounds of talks were held in London and Paris between senior diplomats from the four countries. A third round is expected this Thursday in Berlin. Israel is not a party to the talks directly but is updated on their contents.

Trump hosted Netanyahu and his wife at the White House on Monday. Shortly after their meeting, Pence gave a speech to AIPAC where he once again emphasized that this is the "last chance" to salvage the deal - though the chances that it will be preserved are looking increasingly tenuous.

"President Trump has called on the Congress and our European allies to enact real and lasting restraints on Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions.  Earlier this year, the President waived sanctions to give our lawmakers and our allies time to act. But make no mistake about it: This is their last chance.  Unless the Iran nuclear deal is fixed in the coming months, the United States of America will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal immediately."

Republicans in Congress have tried to sabotage the deal by passing sanctions against the country's ballistic missile program, as well as sanctions meant to stifle financing of Iran proxy Hezbollah.

While a wave of economic protests that momentarily threatened the government's grip have mostly subsided, Iranians are still struggling with massive youth unemployment and runaway inflation. Given the state of unrest at home, it's possible that Iran's leaders may be reconsidering their hard-line stance on modifications - if only because reimposing the sanctions would rapidly undo what economic progress has been made since they were lifted, possibly leading to another round of destabilizing demonstrations.



Games Without … Sun, 03/11/2018 - 18:27 Permalink

Anyone still think Zionist Jews aren’t running the White House? Israel wants war with Iran, the only chance at success involves dragging the US into the conflict. The US going back on the nuclear deal sets the stage. Maybe Putin was onto something with his latest comments......

NiggaPleeze IH8OBAMA Sun, 03/11/2018 - 19:52 Permalink


Wonderful.  Moments later, to reward the war crime, Russia will drop a missile and sink the aircraft carrier or destroy the airbase which sent the bombs.  (Russia and Iran have a strategic alliance, you see.)

US is worse than Nazis.  Nazis invaded one country, with relatively great justification, before "appeasement" was over - tyrannical lunatic US has invaded scores and still there is only "appeasement".  Next time, the world will do right, and severely smite the evil invaders and destroyers!

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Slack Jack Posa Sun, 03/11/2018 - 20:45 Permalink


There are no ancient Jewish cities in Israel,...
but there are lots of ancient Greek cities.

What is weird is this; that 2000 years ago, it seems that there were no people even resembling Jews, in Israel.

It turns out that there is not a single ancient Jewish city in what is now called Israel. There is not a single ancient city where Hebrew characters are used on the statues and buildings. There is not a single ancient city where the buildings are in the ancient Jewish architectural style. In fact, there is not even a category of "ancient Jewish architectural style".

Of course, the Hebrew characters that are desired, are those of the Dead Sea scrolls (supposedly from 2000 years ago), which are essentially the modern Hebrew characters without points.

If you check out all the ancient cities in Israel from 2000 years ago, they are all Greek, and their ruins are still there for you to visit. Their inscriptions are in the Greek script and the buildings are in the ancient Greek architectural styles.

Here is a list of some of the known ancient Greek cities in (and near) Israel; Ecdippa, Seleucia, Ptolemais, Taricheia Arbela, Asochis, Sepphoris, Hippos, Dion, Sycaminum, Bucolon Polis, Itabyrium, Gadara, Abila, Dora, Comus, Gephrus, Crocodilion Polis, Caesarea, Straton's Tower, Narbata, Scythopolis, Pella, Samaria, Amathus, Ragaba, Gerasa, Apollonia, Sicima, Pegae, Joppa, Arimathea, Jamnia, Port of Jamnia, Lydda, Modiin, Aphaerema, Philadelphia, Birtha, Gazara, Beth Horon, Dok, Jericho, Samaga, Esbus, Medaba, Ladder of Tyre, Azotus, Port of Azotus, Accaron, Jerusalem, Ascalon, Anthedon, Gaza, Marissa, Beth Zur, Hebron, Adora, Engeddi.

The ancient Jewish cities in Israel are,....... well there aren't any. Not even one.

Here's an interesting example of a first century BC Greek inscription (i.e., in Greek letters) from Jerusalem's Temple Mount forbidding the entry of strangers to the Temple precinct.

The pictured stone was found in 1935. It was actually the second such warning-stone to be found, the first being discovered by Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau in 1871. It was deemed so dangerous to the "Jews inhabited Israel 2000 years ago" theory, that it completely disappeared for 13 years before resurfacing in Istanbul, where, it was correctly calculated, it would not attract much attention.


The first Jerusalem Temple Mount warning-stone, now found in the Archaeology Museum, Istanbul, is pictured below:

It says (in Greek): "No stranger is to enter within the balustrade round the temple and enclosure. Whoever is caught will be responsible to himself for his death, which will ensue."

Slack Jack's CHALLENGE:

Name ONE ancient city (that existed in what is now called Israel) where the building inscriptions are all in Hebrew, and the buildings are constructed in the ancient Hebrew architectural style (whatever that may be).

Then give a summary of "the ancient Hebrew architectural style" (you will have to make this up as it does not yet exist).

Then give links to photos of the ancient building inscriptions which show that they are written in Hebrew.

Then show that the buildings are constructed in the ancient Hebrew architectural style (that you have just invented).

It's been months now and still no one is up to the challenge.

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Slack Jack Slack Jack Sun, 03/11/2018 - 20:45 Permalink


The Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

The Dead Sea scrolls are a mixture of old documents that were hidden in a number of caves to be miraculously found and used to support the establishment of Israel, a country intended for Jews only.

The main document "finds" were in 1946 and 1947 in caves near the tiny ancient settlement of Qumran.

Israel was created in 1948.

The Dead Sea scrolls are the only really old (well supposedly really old) documents, in the Hebrew characters, that have ever been found. No other really old documents in the Hebrew characters have ever been found.

All other documents in Hebrew characters date from later than 800 AD.

Previous to the "finds", critics had pointed out the late date of all documents in Hebrew characters, and deduced that the Hebrew Old Testament must have been translated from the Greek Old Testament and not the other way round.

Then, low and behold,... a very timely miracle occurs.

The Dead Sea scrolls are "found" and dated to hundreds of years earlier than the oldest previously known documents in Hebrew characters.

Then, it is widely claimed that all the scrolls were produced and hidden in the Qumran caves before 70 AD (the supposed time of the mythical sack of Jerusalem by the Romans).

The critics are not given access to the scrolls nor even photographs of the text, lest they spoil the party.

In fact, for decades, only seven scholars are given access to the scrolls.

This goes on till certain critics are dead and the scrolls have been purged of all anachronisms (like Arabic numerals).

Then, in 1991, only 45 years after their "discovery", the Huntington Library, in San Marino, California, without consent, makes facsimile copies of the scrolls available to all.

So that, in brief, is the Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

More, however, can be deduced....

One can even guess where the Dead Sea documents came from.

It turns out that some of the Dead Sea documents, for example, the "Damascus Document," are nearly identical to documents from the Genizah collection of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt. So, it is likely that many of the Dead Sea scrolls had their source there.

Worldwide, there are ten manuscripts of the "Damascus Document" from the Dead Sea scrolls and two from the Cairo Genizah. This strange distribution is a result of the fraud. The "Damascus Document" was first published in 1910 by Solomon Schechter in "Fragments of a Zadokite Work."

The Ben Ezra Synagogue was established around 900 AD.

Now, the Arabs have ruled Egypt since they defeated the Greek armies around 635 AD.

Now, the synagogue (and its Jews) existed happily, undisturbed, in Cairo, in the midst of the Islamic world.

So, maybe the original Jews were a group of Arabs.

This would explain why Hebrew and Arabic are nearly identical languages.

This would explain why the Hebrew and Islamic religious traditions are very similar.

And, it would also explain why Jews turned up in Spain with the Arabs (Moors).

Another couple of points:

It should also be noted that a few Jewish scholars (in particular, Solomon Zeitlin) have long insisted that the Dead Sea scrolls were a Medieval production. [Zeitlin was a well-known Talmudic scholar and would not claim this unless convinced it was true.]

Internal evidence from the scrolls themselves indicates a Medieval production. See, here.

And, the fact that many scrolls are written on vellum (90% of them) proves these are indeed a Medieval production.

It is estimated that 20 people occupied the site of Qumran (estimated by the number of inhabitants for whom there was room in the buildings). Now these 20 people were not just ordinary people, they read and wrote Greek, Phoenician, Aramaic, Nabataean, and Hebrew documents, like natives, and managed to write learned works on numerous religious topics (about 900 manuscripts were "recovered"; about six hundred separate works), while gathering enough water, and raising enough food, for their survival, in a desert.

Some have tried to claim that as many as 200 lived at Qumran, but most have considered that number ridiculously high.

Anyway, I think it is clear that the Dead Sea scrolls are a bunch of old documents that have been thrown together and sold to a gullible world.

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Déjà view Slack Jack Sun, 03/11/2018 - 20:53 Permalink

Follow Yellow Brick Road with Sheldon Adelson...Jerusal e=m©²...

Some Jewish community leaders ascribe less altruistic motives to the Las Vegas tycoon. Like many others in the American Jewish right, they say, Adelson is unhappy with AIPACs performance in recent years, especially its perceived failure in scuttling the Iran nuclear deal. According to press reports, Adelson has confronted AIPAC in the past over its support for a two-state solution and opposition to cutting off American funding of the Palestinian Authority. There are voices now in the conservative right that are calling for a reassessment of AIPACs insistence on bipartisanship, which often dilutes its message as well as its effectiveness, they claim. A much wiser investment would be in the Israel-supporting Republicans alone.
A group such as IAC could provide a platform that would threaten or even replace AIPAC in the future: that could be one explanation why the hall in which the group held its conference seemed like a miniature copy of an AIPAC venue. Theoretically, with Adelsons clout in both the GOP and the Israeli-American community, he could turn the IAC into a dual-purpose vehicle: concurrently with his significant philanthropic contribution to the welfare of Israels expat community, to which his wife Miriam belongs, he would also have at his disposal a well-oiled and well-funded lobby to do his distinct political bidding.

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mayhem_korner Slack Jack Sun, 03/11/2018 - 22:27 Permalink

Easy to troll here, slack jack.  Higher concentration here than elsewhere of atheists and those who are not well studied on Scripture and the attendant historical research. 

But low resistance to your attempts to "prove" that what you believe is true does not make it so.  It just makes you feel good.

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mayhem_korner Stas Sun, 03/11/2018 - 22:20 Permalink

Bingo.  Uniformed, sleight-of-hand "challenge" by slack jack.  A little study would reveal that in the inter-testament times - that's after Malachi and before the gospel accounts for the 99% of you who have not actually read the Bible - that the Greek empire overran the whole of Israel (which had previously been overrun by the Babylonians and Assyrians in the centuries beforehand).

So the ash remnants of "ancient Hebrew cities" from oppressor occupations were largely overbuilt by the Greeks, who also happened to introduce a (then) universal language.  Which is why the NT is written in Greek but for a few quoted Aramaic passages. 

There are untold artifacts evidencing the history of the Hebrews that reliably attest to the events as far back as King David's reign. 

Extrapolation of uniformed assumption does not add value to anything.

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Slack Jack mayhem_korner Mon, 03/12/2018 - 00:18 Permalink

The only "account" of the destruction of Jerusalem, by Titus, is the book of mythology/religion written in Greek by Flavius Josephus.

Both the Greeks and Romans wrote encyclopedias about the world (and mythology/religion).

They never mention any destruction of Jerusalem by Titus (or anybody else).

So it didn't happen.

mayhem_korner Sun, 03/11/2018 - 22:20 "There are untold artifacts evidencing the history of the Hebrews that reliably attest to the events as far back as King David's reign."

Actually, there aren't.

Why don't you name some of the untold artifacts (links to photos would be nice) that are around two thousand years old and are covered in Hebrew characters.

There are cities full of two thousand year old Greek structures; but no Hebrew structures.

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Slack Jack Cry Baby Moe Mon, 03/12/2018 - 07:47 Permalink

The Menorah was not Jewish.

There are hundreds, probably thousands, of examples of Menorahs accompanied by Latin or Greek text.

The Menorah was part of Roman and Greek pagan tradition from whence it passed to Christianity.

Of course Jews explain away all the Latin or Greek text by claiming that the writer or sculptor was a Greek or Roman Jew and the place was a Jewish house, grotto, synagogue or whatever.

Of course, this implies that these Greek and Roman Jews hated Hebrew and loved their adopted languages.

By the way, I have never seen an ANCIENT Menorah with Hebrew or Aramaic text. There are Menorahs accompanied by Hebrew and Aramaic text, but they date from 700 AD onwards.

Also you have to be careful as to what you mean by the term Aramaic. Aramaic is not a language but a group of languages, so, for example, it makes no sense to say the Jesus spoke Aramaic.

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Pernicious Gol… philipat Mon, 03/12/2018 - 00:35 Permalink

There is no Iranian agreement with the US. There's only an agreement between private citizen Barack Obama, Iran and a handful of other countries. The US is only bound by treaties negotiated by the President and ratified by the Senate. Barack Obama never submitted this agreement to the Senate, and it was never ratified. The US is not bound by this private agreement.

Every other country in the world understands this.

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CTacitus IH8OBAMA Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:56 Permalink

When you say "we" who are you referring to? Surly neither I nor the remaining civilized world .... ahhh, a Zionist Jew or a sympathizer of his states the "we" .... No it is your turn to shed some of your blood for your illusion of a greater Zion.

Purchase (see AIPAC for an all expense paid for trip to Israel, if you are not there already) the next first-class (reimbursed trip by apartheid Israel) tickets on El Al and when you land there feel free to fully express the "we" therein when it comes to your real endeavors for greater world domination. And when the price for such arrogance beckons your kin, never forget the "we" when saying goodbye to them .... or where you never sincere with such assertions in the first place??!!!

JSB1 had you pegged perfectly! Now go and die in your own wars!

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not-me---it-wa… IH8OBAMA Mon, 03/12/2018 - 02:02 Permalink

you mean the ones at dimona producing illicit enriched uranium

for the illicit nukular bombs for the illicit apartheid regime?


if so, i agree.


if you mean the ones either running under IAEA 24-hour

watch, or in storage under IAEA seal of a country that IS

a signatory to the non-proliferation treaty, and has never

been shown to be in violation, then i think you've been

smoking too much hasbro crack.




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DownWithYogaPants gatorengineer Sun, 03/11/2018 - 19:15 Permalink

Is that really Angela Merkel dancing???  Is that really her? My god that is bold for a woman that ugly to dance like that.

I say kill Israel with an overdose of sugar.  Iran isn't going anywhere.  If Israel feels its oats too much they can try taking on Iran.  At that point Trump should say "yur on yur own." and start printing United States Notes and ship what's left of the Federal Reserve over to Israel.

In many ways I see it a bad thing for Israel when they get what they want.  Bibi is busy trying to cover his butt LBJ style for all his corruption.  That's never a good thing for a country.  Just look at Shrillary and the Deep State here in the USA.  I swear I hear that scream from "The Thing" when McCready puts the glowing wire in the infected blood every time they work yet another angle through CNN on Trump.

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NiggaPleeze DownWithYogaPants Sun, 03/11/2018 - 19:28 Permalink


Since Russian and Iran are allies this means Israel will be taking on Russia.  Which it cannot do.

You want to know why Putin delivered his message about Russia's power March 1?  He sees where the Jews are taking their Orangutan.  He is telling them:  attack Iran, without cause, and you will face us.  He is telling the ((traitors)) in DC:  use your CGs to attack Iran, and we will sink your CGs.

Russia has had enough of US lawlessness and war crimes.  No more appeasement of the traitors in D.C., including that fucking Orangutan.

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gatorengineer NiggaPleeze Sun, 03/11/2018 - 19:37 Permalink

You have traitors appeasing traitors, I think thats whats termed a Circle Jerk, Muller seems to be the pivot man.  I dont think I would be surprised if he drops the investigation before the midterms any longer.....  Its pretty clear what we got in Orange Joolius, I dared to dream...

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