Iran Is Inching Away From the Nuclear Deal. What Happens Now?
May 8, 2019 | 22:06 GMT
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- In response to new U.S. sanctions, Iran intends to suspend two of the commitments it made under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal.
- The United States will likely react by piling on even more sanctions in hopes of putting Iran in an untenable economic position — something increasingly likely if remaining nuclear deal members are unable to provide Iran with aid.
- The result will be an ever more vulnerable military situation across the Middle East, where both sides are preparing in case the escalations lead to conflict.