The End of the Iran Nuclear Deal
May 10, 2019
Iran’s economy is set to plunge and the much strained JCPOA with it. But the Islamic Republic will likely remain defiant.
Iran’s announcement on May 8 that it will “partially” withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — aka the Iran nuclear deal concluded in 2015 between the Iranians and the P5+1 group — marks yet another step in the landmark accord’s slow death. The demise became inevitable a year ago when President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the agreement and re-imposed onerous sanctions on Iran and its economy.