Iran Is Rushing to Build a Nuclear Weapon — and Trump Can’t Stop It,

John J. Mearsheimer, professor of political science at the University of Chicago.

The White House strategy of “maximum pressure” is backfiring in the most dangerous way possible.

President Trump says he wants to make sure Iran never acquires nuclear weapons. His policy, however, is having the opposite effect: It is giving Tehran a powerful incentive to go nuclear, while at the same time making it increasingly difficult for the United States to prevent that. On Monday the official Iranian news agency announced that the country had breached the limits for enriched uranium imposed on it by the 2015 international agreements.

Indeed, American policy toward Iran over the past year makes it clear that Iranian leaders were foolish not to develop a nuclear deterrent in the early 2000s. Läs artikel