Can the JCPOA Be Saved?

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Can the JCPOA be Saved?

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

The answer is yes and no – with heavy emphasis on the latter.

If the remaining P4+1 countries reject illegally reimposed US nuclear-related and other sanctions on Iran, maintaining normalized relations, notably buying its oil and petrochemicals, the deal can be saved.

Russia and China are committed to normal relations with Tehran – regardless of Trump's pullout, reimposed sanctions, and whatever other harsh steps he may take.

EU nations are another matter, most often subservient to US interests even when harming their own. Bending to Washington's will by imposing counterproductive sanctions on Russia indicates they're likely to go the same way on Iran by observing Trump's actions.

Trade with the country is minor compared to economic and financial relations with America.

Trump's pullout had nothing to do with flaws in the deal, eve
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