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How to Improve the Iran Nuclear Deal

| Oct. 03, 2017

The JCPOA remains the best among several bad options for making sure Iran never crosses the nuclear threshold.

President Trump and Premier Netanyahu, two strident opponents of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA) discussed the agreement during their recent meeting and may have sealed its fate. Trump must decide by mid-October whether to certify that Iran remains in compliance, as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) maintains, and to extend the deal for a further ninety-day period. Netanyahu, who viewed the deal as a sellout that virtually ensures Iran will attain nuclear weapons, has called for it to be "fixed or nixed."...

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For Academic Citation: Freilich, Chuck.“How to Improve the Iran Nuclear Deal.” American Interest, October 3, 2017.