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Deviating From the Plan in Iran

MIN READNov 16, 2016 | 09:15 GMT

On the campaign trail, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump vowed to dismantle the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a deal to limit Iran's nuclear weapons program. But once in office, Trump may opt to take a more measured approach.

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After years of negotiation brought the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) into being, the results of the U.S. presidential election threw its future into question overnight. Throughout his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump declared his intent to dismantle the "disastrous" and "catastrophic" deal, which limits Iran's nuclear weapons program, for the greater good of the United States. Regional allies -- including a Saudi prince -- have urged caution. Iranians, meanwhile, are waiting to see how the next U.S. administration will change relations between Washington and Tehran. Though Trump's aides have since clarified that the president-elect will not necessarily follow through on his campaign promises exactly, it remains unclear what actions he will take....

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