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May 29, 2018 by JOHN GRABER
When President Barack Obama made the decision to sign on to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (informally known as the Iran nuclear deal), he hoped to delay Iranian nuclear proliferation and thereby create more stability in the Middle East. As Obama said at a press conference on July 15, 2015, the agreement meant that “we have the possibility of peacefully resolving a major threat to regional and international security.” Peace was not achieved and Trump was right to exit from it.
Despite its complexity, the deal can be roughly outlined in a simple matter. Essentially, because Iran agreed to postpone its acquisition of nuclear weapons, the country received $150 billion in previously frozen assets. The West lifted trade sanctions on the Islamic Republic, allowing the economy to grow at a greater pace. Quite the gift for simply kicking the can down the road…
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