The Case for Leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal on Life Support

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sits under a portrait of the late revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, during a meeting in Tehran, June 31, 2020 (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader photo via AP Images).
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sits under a portrait of the late revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, during a meeting in Tehran, June 31, 2020 (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader photo via AP Images).
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Will the next U.S. president have any incentive to revive the Iran nuclear deal? The status of the agreement has steadily eroded since the U.S. unilaterally pulled out of it in May 2018 and subsequently reimposed punishing economic sanctions on Iran and any entities that do business with it. And Iran’s gradual and escalating breaches of the limits the deal imposed on its uranium enrichment program have led many to conclude that the clock is running out on the value of the deal. Skeptics of the deal’s chances clearly have the stronger argument at present, whether they ascribe the original […]

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