Iran Knows Trump Doesn’t Want a War and Is Trying to Wait Him Out

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, arrives at a graduation ceremony for Revolutionary Guard Corps officers, in Tehran, Iran, July 5, 2019 (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader photo via AP Images).
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, arrives at a graduation ceremony for Revolutionary Guard Corps officers, in Tehran, Iran, July 5, 2019 (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader photo via AP Images).
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Twice in the past two weeks, Iran has breached the limits on its nuclear program mandated by the 2015 international agreement aimed at preventing it from developing a nuclear weapon. First, it exceeded the maximum stockpiles of enriched uranium; then it began enriching to a higher level of purity, a potentially crucial step on the path to a bomb. Tehran didn’t act secretly or even quietly. It announced its plans and made sure the entire world knew it was steadily, if gradually, breaking out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, the deal that President Donald Trump unilaterally […]

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