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How the Trump Administration is Boosting Iran's Hardliners

| Oct. 10, 2017

Decertifying the nuclear deal and naming the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group will only boost its most hostile elements.

In a matter of days, President Donald Trump will roll out major components of his emerging Iran policy. He's expected to announce that he will decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the nuclear deal with Iran, passing the buck to Congress on whether or not to re-impose sanctions on the country. So far, the administration has begrudgingly certified Iranian compliance with the deal twice.

Just two weeks later on October 30, Trump will also reportedly designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization....

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For Academic Citation: Tabatabai, Ariane.“How the Trump Administration is Boosting Iran's Hardliners.” The Atlantic, October 10, 2017.