Why Does It Even Matter?
The debate on the so-called “Iran Deal” often divides into two camps: those who believe it will add to world peace and those who don’t.
Here’s what you should consider…
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Basics Of “The Deal”:
Who: Iran & U.S., Russia, France, U.K., China & Germany.
What:A “IranA reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire anyA nuclear weapons.” Preface,A JCPOA.
When: 2015. 2 yr-long negotiation.
How: International Atomic Energy Agency (U.N. watchdog) says Iran complying w/deal; Israel says found evidence Iran already cheating.
What About Terrorism?
- Iran = labeled by U.S. as a state sponsor of terror since 1984.
- Pres. Trump led remarks: “The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terror.“
- Obama admin negotiated deal SOLELY on nuclear issue, relying on established sanctions to address Iran’s state-sponsored terror. Trump admin thinks this was a mistake.
Meanwhile, Inside Iran…
“The sense of crisis in Iran runs deep and wide. The economy is in free fall. The currency is plummeting. Rising prices are squeezing city dwellers. A five-year drought is devastating the countryside. The pitched battle between political moderates and hard-liners is so perilous that there is even talk of a military takeover.”
New York Times
- Sanctions snap back on Iran NOW; established contracts can unwind over several months.
- Iran says open to negotiating with “E3” – U.K. France & Ger. Watch oil prices if this falls apart.
- Nat. Security Advisor John Bolton says Prez’ decision will impact upcoming negotiations w/ North Korea & getting a “real deal”.
Here’s the opinion of an American man formerly held prisoner by the Islamic Republic of Iran, where 5 Americans remain behind bars:
- SmartHER Definition: “Iran Deal” =A A “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” = “JCPOA”
- Watch President Trump:A https://youtu.be/ZiNxzrU3dmEhttps://youtu.be/ZiNxzrU3dmE
- PUBLISHED BEFORE DEAL. PERSPECTIVE FROM AN AMERICAN FORMERLY HELD PRISONER IN IRAN: Three things the U.S. stands to lose if it ditches the Iran deal: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/05/04/three-things-the-u-s-stands-to-lose-if-it-ditches-the-iran-deal/
- White House Press Briefing with National Security Advisor John Bolton:A https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/press-briefing-national-security-advisor-john-bolton-iran/
- Here’s How The Obama White House Answered Questions About The Iran Deal:A https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/node/343726
- P.S. Here’s The Deal:A https://sharylattkisson.com/2015/07/21/iran-promises-never-to-seek-develop-or-acquire-any-nuclear-weapons/
- State Dept “State Sponsors of Terror”:A https://www.state.gov/j/ct/list/c14151.htm
by Jenna Lee,