MESOP NEWS TODAYS SHORT CUTS & TWEETS – Iran Rejects U.S. Call to Inspect Military Sites


  1. Aug 2017 – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected on Tuesday a U.S. demand that international envoys inspect Iranian military sites (RFE/RL) to ensure the country’s compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal, saying Iran’s relations with the UN nuclear watchdog are not defined by the United States.

Trita Parsi writes in Foreign Affairs that the Iran nuclear deal has worked.

IRAQ/JORDAN: Iraq and Jordan reopened their border crossing (AP), which was closed for two years, on Wednesday after U.S.-backed offensives forced out militants in the area.