Withdrawal from Iran Deal: The Implications


Despite being ridiculed and criticized for lack of consistency in the decision making of US president Donald Trump. The one unifying theme could be the torching of a legacy of Ex-president Barack Obama. Pulling out of Iran deal is the most combustible move by America. The withdrawal has been observed when administrative officials of International community and experts were holding a campaign to preserve this deal but it has been criticized by Trump as ‘one of the worst’ since his election campaign. While publicizing the revocation from so-called ‘rotten and decaying’ agreement on May 8, 2018, Mr. President also uttered that it is good if Iran is not ready to negotiate a good deal. The US will prevent Iran from stemming up nuclear weapons and if Iranian regime continued to develop weapons program, it would be having a bigger problem for Iran than it cannot even envisage.

The deal which had been negotiated in July 2015, officially labeled as “Joint Comprehensive Pan of Actions” specified that if the US renounces its sanction from crippling the economy of Iran, Iran would rid itself of nuclear fuel. It was part of the deal that nuclear agency of United Nations would be monitoring Iran’s fidelity, hence the agency affirmed later that Iran is complying with the agreement. The International Atomic Energy Agency of UN proposed an extraordinary transparency and priceless safeguard nuclear capabilities of Iran. With the exclusion of this safeguard, US will not have any other way of monitoring and Iran will be free to restart its nuclear program. This might pave the way for an invasion.

Trump pointed out towards the provision of averting Iran from testing ballistic missiles as ‘disaster.’ Undoubtedly, the flaws in the deal were also highlighted by the supporters of a deal but they never advocated to withdraw from this deal rather they think that they can amend the conditions. The blowing up of the nuclear deal left the US with no agreement other major powers China, Germany, France, Russia, and United Kingdom signed onto the deal.

Caution for North Korea

The reinstatement of sanctions on Iran once again is the most ensuing foreign policy maneuver of the US so far. But the meeting of both rivals Trump and Kim Jong-Un turned out to be looming. America’s withdrawal from Iran deal could make North Korea also cautious about entering into the same deal. Although, Iran deal has been ridiculed superlatively in critique book of Mr. Trump. He must have to be more tactical and devise something more expedient for America than Iran deal if he wants a result like de-nuclearization of North Korea butit is least to say that as it seems mindboggling and farfetched. The National Coalition to Prevent an Iranian Nuclear Weapons also gave a statement that North Korea cannot claim the United States rescind contracts without any reason and it may negotiate to end its nuclear program. The efforts to limit down nuclear proliferation may be strengthened this way. Optimistically, he may have been saving all the traversing acumen for the sake of humanity in his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader next month. Finally, both leaders have agreed to meet on June 12thin Singapore.

Alienation of allies

The French, German, and UK’s representatives have visited and made efforts to convince president Trump to preserve the deal rather completely dissolving it. Even an offer of Noble Peace Prize was also proposed by British politician Boris Johnson if president fixes the Iran deal and confer something similar with North Korea. Despite offers and suggestionsbeing made by the European states not to dissolve the Iran deal completely but amend its conditions, the sitting President of United States did not pay a heed to their offers. He perpetually called this dealrotten and decaying. Anyways, the European allies arecommitted to upholding it since the restoration of sanctions may drive hostilities.The rift with Russia and China could be possible because they also encouraged the US not to quit from Iran deal. Recalling the previous removal of the US from Paris accord and now writing off from Iran deal is a blow to its eminent position as a global leader.

Anosh Samuel
Anosh Samuel
I am Anosh Samuel, a graduate with a Master's degree in Roads to Democracies from the University of Siegen in Germany, and M.Sc. International Relations from Quaid-i-Azam University in Pakistan. My passion lies in integrating my interdisciplinary expertise in Research, Communications, Migration and Integration, Social Inequality, Democracy, International Development, International Politics, and Public Affairs. I am reachable at: anosh_samuel[at]yahoo[dot]com


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