United Nations tells U.S. not to end Iran nuclear deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem

Obama's Iran nuclear deal is dead

Since the JCPOA Implementation Day, the IAEA has been monitoring Iran's compliance with its nuclear-related commitments under the nuclear deal and has consistently verified the Islamic Republic's compliance.

Over half of USA voters support the Iran nuclear deal, according to a new poll, as the May 12 deadline for Donald Trump to decide to scramble or save it, approaches.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also reaffirmed his country's support for the landmark nuclear deal, noting that the JCPOA was "based on tough verification".

"Every detail PM Netanyahu presented yesterday was every reason the world came together to apply years of sanctions and negotiate the Iran nuclear agreement - because the threat was real and had to be stopped".

He said Iran should prepare itself for the post-JCPOA situation. Whether Trump kills the deal at this point is of secondary import - the Trump administration knows that the deal is dead, and it's just a question of whether to declare it so.

The US president has signalled he will pull out of the agreement by May 12 unless it is revised, but he faces intense pressure from European allies not to do so. A Western diplomat says: "Even if Netanyahu's speech has not yet brought practical results, the power of intimidation of Israel as a result of the achievements of the Mossad has increased - not only in the region but also in the global arena".

Iran has adamantly denied ever seeking nuclear weapons.

But beyond the diplomatic flurry Netanyahu surely meant to provoke, his press conference shows why preserving the deal is so vital.

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He said the material was gathered from a vaulted Iranian facility a few weeks ago "in a great intelligence achievement". Iran's weapons program continues to be effectively terminated.

He also rejected the claim that he had revealed little that was not already known by the worldwide community, saying that had world powers had this information in 2015, they would not have agreed to the deal. The agreement is not believed to have banned Iran from keeping its old records. "But repeating what is already known doesn't move us forward", he said.

There is a chance Trump might choose to keep the United States in the worldwide pact under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief, in part because of "alliance maintenance" with France and to save face for French President Emmanuel Macron, who met Trump last week and urged him to stay in, the source said.

Mr Netanyahu said in an elaborate televised presentation on Monday that he had new "proof" of an Iranian nuclear weapons plan that could be activated at any time. "Blow up the deal and you're back there tomorrow!", he added.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses the High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at the United Nations headquarters in NY on April 24, 2018.

"The boy who can't stop crying wolf is at it again". "Undeterred by cartoon fiasco at UNGA".

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The problem is that supporters of the agreement insist that precisely because of these growing tensions any constraint on Iran's nuclear activities is a good thing and should be maintained.

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