The New Iran Deal Will Reward Terrorism, Help Russia, and Get Nothing in Return

(The Dispatch) Richard Goldberg - Under offers of a new nuclear deal in March, Iran would receive $275 billion of sanctions relief in the first year and $1 trillion by 2030, including the lifting of U.S. terrorism sanctions. Tehran would face no changes in the old deal's sunset clauses and would be allowed to keep its newly deployed arsenal of advanced uranium centrifuges in storage, guaranteeing the regime the ability to cross the nuclear threshold at any time of its choosing. Iran would face no restrictions on its development of nuclear-capable missiles, its proliferation and sponsorship of terrorism throughout the Middle East, and its abuse of the Iranian people. Moscow, meanwhile, would receive billions of dollars to construct additional nuclear power plants in Iran. Iran reportedly started transferring armed drones for Russian use against Ukraine, while on Tuesday, Russia launched an Iranian satellite into orbit. The writer is a senior adviser at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2022-08-11 00:00:00

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