15 MAGGIO 2018
The Future of the Iran Deal without the United States
DI Francesca Manenti

On Tuesday, May the 8th, President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Acton (JCPOA), the deal signed with Iran in 2015 for the reconfiguration of its nuclear research program. Coming earlier than the deal’s official implementation deadline, which had been set for the 12th of May, Trump’s decision is the seal of the current Administration’s aversion towards the deal. The nuclear deal was considered ineffective not with regards to technically limiting Iran’s nuclear capability as much as for curbing Iran’s growing political influence in the region. Such a retreat will now pave the way for a restoration of the regime of sanctions which was imposed on the Islamic Republic until 2016, with the aim of striking key strategic sectors for the Iranian economy thus halting technological and industrial advancements together with the country’s economic growth.


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