With the Iran nuclear deal train fast approaching its final stop, both European powers and Iran’s regime are doing their best to preserve the deal that most Americans as well as the Iranian people believe does not live up to expectations.
US President Donald Trump described the deal, formally known as the JCPOA, as the “worst deal ever” and has set a May 12 deadline to fix its catastrophic flaws. On the other hand, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visits the US in a last desperate effort to assist the pro-JCPOA lobbyists who naively argue that the deal “must be preserved as there are no other options”.
“It is very important for Iran to receive the benefits of the agreement”, Zarif repeated during his many interviews in the US and added that “there is no way that Iran would do a one-side implementation of it”.
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A source close to the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) told me that “our strategy is saving the JCPOA because considering the explosive situation in the country and the expensive presence in Syria, we have no chance to survive if the sanctions are re-imposed.”
Indeed, Zarif blusters and takes the carrot and stick approach playing the prisoner swap card with the US nationals currently held unjustly in Iran. But it is not President Obama who is in the White House this time around.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر