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Annulling The Iran Deal: A Dangerous Strategic Mistake

Posted by BFP Staff on Oct 5, 2017 at 09:44 AM

“The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into"

By Dr. Alon Ben-Meir
The concern that Iran will pursue the development of nuclear weapons once the current Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal expires in ten years is legitimate. But addressing these concerns cannot be achieved by nullifying the current agreement, which would only strengthen Iran’s resolve to acquire nuclear weapons. Instead, the US and its allies (along with Russia and China) should build on the existing deal so that once it expires, Iran would not simply rush to acquire nuclear weapons but weigh the benefits of not pursuing nuclear weapons against any strategic advantage it could potentially reap by acquiring such an arsenal.

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