Trump Regime Terminates Iran Treaty

The AP reports:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the U.S. is canceling a 1955 treaty with Iran establishing economic relations and consular rights between the two nations.

The move follows a ruling by the United Nations' highest court ordering the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods.

Iran alleges that the sanctions imposed by the Trump administration after its withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran violated the so-called Treaty of Amity.

Pompeo told reporters Wednesday that the termination of the treaty was decades overdue. He said that Iran was abusing the International Court of Justice for political and propaganda purposes.
So, to recap: The U.N. orders the U.S. to lift sanctions on Iran just on the import of humanitarian goods, and the U.S. retaliates by terminating a treaty that normalized relations — precisely the sort of treaty that underwrites good diplomacy, in the hope of avoiding shit like sanctions, especially on humanitarian goods, because that punishes the people of a nation who may profoundly disagree with their government's actions.

Here is yet another place in which there was such a vast divide separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton that one's eye would see the horizon before the opposite border of the cavern between them.


The Republicans are really scrambling to break as much shit as possible before November. Just in case Uncle Vlad doesn't come through, I guess.

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