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UNIVERSAL ISSUES / The art of breaking a deal
Date of publication at Tlaxcala: 18/05/2018
Translations available: Português/Galego 

The art of breaking a deal

Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар

 

 Donald Trump's decision to leave the JCPOA will not open the path to an Iranian nuclear weapon

Breaking the unwritten rules of global diplomacy, the Trump administration is now in violation of the multilateral Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or in plain language the Iran nuclear deal. Nuance is notoriously absent in what can only be described as a unilateral hard exit. 

All suspended United States sanctions against Iran will be reinstated, and harsh additional ones will be imposed.

It does not matter that the International Atomic Energy Agency, orIAEA, repeatedly confirmed Iran was complying with the JCPOA as verified by 11 detailed reports since January 2016. Even US Secretary of Defense James Mattis vouched for the stringent verification mechanisms.

Facts appear to be irrelevant, though. The JCPOA is the Obama administration’s only tangible foreign policy success, so, for domestic political reasons, it had to be destroyed.

President Donald Trump’s opening address to the “Iranian people” during his White House speech also does not cut it. The overwhelming majority of Iranians support the JCPOA, and counted on it to alleviate their economic plight.

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Courtesy of Asia Times
Source: http://www.atimes.com/article/the-art-of-breaking-a-deal/
Publication date of original article: 09/05/2018
URL of this page : http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=23413

 

Tags: JCPOAUSA-EU-Iran
 

 
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