Beyond the obvious geopolitical benefit of being bought in from the cold, the other major object of Iran’s nuclear deal with the West was to revitalize its moribund economic condition. Sanctions were absolutely killing the regime; the lifting of the strictures allows for the unfreezing of foreign Iranian assets amounting to $30-$50 billion. Even more importantly, Iran will regain access to international financing and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and the chance to import desperately needed sophisticated industrial technology to revamp its decrepit oil industry, the life-blood of the economy.
Looking in the mirror
Rowhani’s political viability will evaporate, as happened to his clueless predecessor, President AhmadinejadDr. John C. Hulsman