President Trump made waves when he ended the Obama administration’s “Nuclear Deal” with Iran. The president rolled back numerous provisions outlined in the deal and reimposed sanctions against the Middle Eastern country.
Now, after years of open hostility, Iran is beginning to cooperate. Recently, there are signs that Iran is “curbing its aggressive tendencies” and moving toward working with the United States.
Years of intense pressure by the United States to curb Iranian aggression in the Middle East is beginning to pay dividends, the State Department said.
“Pressure works,” U.S. special representative for Iran policy Brian Hook told the Times. “For over three years we have contained and countered Iran through deterrence and diplomacy. The regime is also broke because of our sanctions. Iran’s leaders today face a choice: either negotiate with President Trump or manage economic collapse.”
Why It’s Important:
Iran is an outspoken enemy of the United States and our allies in the Middle East—most notably, Israel. President Trump ended the Iranian Nuclear Deal in order to prevent the nation from acquiring WMDs.
The move reversed the Obama administration’s policy toward Iran, sparking strong criticism from former White House Officials. Former Secretary of State John Kerry was particularly vocal, considering he crafted the deal. It was later discovered John Kerry secretly met with Iranian officials to help them negotiate against the United States.
Yet despite the critics, it appears Trump’s hard stance against the nation is working. The State Department claims that its tough approach to Iran has been effective.
Sanctions have put an economic burden on the nation, perhaps the biggest factor in compelling them to cooperate.
- President Trump’s continued hard stance against Iran appears to be working
- Signs are showing Iran is scaling back its hostility and beginning to cooperate
- The State Department is crediting Trump’s sanctions and the ending of the Nuclear Deal, a move sharply criticized by the previous administration.
Source: Daily Wire