Thursday, November 17, 2016

What Should Trump Do About Iran?

What Should Trump Do About Iran? — The Patriot Post
"With the recent election of Donald Trump and the voters' corresponding rejection of recent U.S. policies both foreign and domestic, one highly important question has arisen: 
What does Trump’s election mean for Barack Obama’s cherished Iran nuclear deal? 
Image result for obama iran nuclear weaponsTrump’s campaign talk on this issue was very hawkish, but not very specific. 
He seems to understand the extremely unfavorable nature of the deal, but it’s unlikely he has given much thought to how he might go about changing its terms or withdrawing altogether, or about what an alternative policy should be. 
Indeed, forming a coherent policy on Iran’s nuclear program must come first, before any decision on what to do about the existing deal.
There is no question the United States can withdraw from the deal. 
...The nature of the deal’s beneficial terms for Iran can be gauged by how quickly Iran started shouting after Trump won the election. 
Everyone from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on down offered their views, most of which boiled down to insistence that the deal must be maintained as is. 
President Hassan Rouhani claimed, “Iran’s understanding in the nuclear deal was that the accord was not concluded with one country or government but was approved by a resolution of the UN Security Council and there is no possibility that it can be changed by a single government.” 
Others in high positions have said the same.
The first order of business for Trump and his team is to flesh out their Iran policy..."

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