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Iran nuclear deal: What now after Trump’s decision to pull out?

May 9, 2018

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With a stroke of his pen US President Donald Trump has jeopardised the one agreement – good or bad – that seeks to constrain Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

He launched a scathing assault on the deal and its deficiencies.

But he offered no alternative policy to put in its place. He has put US diplomacy on a collision course with some of Washington’s closest allies.

Iran nuclear deal: What now after Trump’s decision to pull out?Iran nuclear deal: What now after Trump’s decision to pull out?

And some fear that he may have brought a new and catastrophic regional war in the Middle East that much closer.

The 2015 Iran nuclear deal – or JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) to give it its technical name – is not quite dead. But it is most certainly on life support. Much now depends upon how the Iranians respond.

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