Trump and the Iran Nuclear Accord: The Legal Hurdles, Kaveh L. Afrasiabi,

The Trump adminsitration has repeatedly signalled its willingness to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal despite all indicators that Tehran is in compliance. Here, Kaveh L. Afrasiabi argues that between the legal hurdles and likely damage to U.S. reputation, pulling out now may be too costly for the Trump administration despite rhetoric to the contrary.

The future of Iran nuclear accord is uncertain following President Trump’s latest ultimatum that unless the accord’s  “terrible flaws” are fixed, the United States will withdraw from the multilateral agreement — one that has been endorsed by the UN Security Council and yet constantly vilified by Trump as a “disaster.”  Iran has categorically rejected the US’s bid to renegotiate the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and Iranian officials have warned that they may resume full-scale nuclear work and reduce their cooperation with the UN’s atomic agency in response to U.S. non-compliance with the JCPOA.   Läs artikel