Trump’s Iran Blunder
Donald Trump's refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal clears the way for Congress to reimpose sanctions. But even if that happens, the US would almost certainly be acting alone – and thus gain nothing tactically while losing much strategically.
- Former Israeli Prime Mininister Ehud Barak argues that, despite the deal's flaws, the US should not abandon it, given the need to maintain a credible diplomatic path in dealing with North Korea.
- Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, agrees, and thinks that Trump’s unilateralism is a strategic mistake that will make it much harder to forge a united front against Iran in the future.
- Stanford University's Abbas Milani points out that American opponents of the nuclear deal are strengthening hardliners and weakening moderates in Tehran.