From The 10 Point : My Guide to the Day's Top News
Gerad Baker-Editor in Chief, WSJ
A Dozen Demands
The Trump administration put Iran on notice that any new deal would require it to stop enriching uranium and halt its support for militant groups in the region, demands that Tehran swiftly rejected. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spelled out 12 requirements for a new agreement that would require a wholesale change in Iran's military posture in the Middle East. In exchange, he said the U.S. would lift the punishing economic sanctions it is now moving to impose, restore diplomatic ties and allow Iran to have access to advanced technology. The proposal, combining nuclear and regional issues, was greeted skeptically by European leaders who are working to preserve the 2015 accord. Iran denounced the new demands. “The world of today doesn't accept that the U.S. decides for the world,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said. Oil prices headed toward $80 a barrel following the U.S. threat.
Gerard Baker/ The Wall Street Journal /May 22 2018
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