Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal more than a year ago. Tehran waited for 14 months in hopes the other signatories would fulfill their obligations under the JCPOA. Beyond empty promises, they have done nothing.
At the root of the US’ unremitting hostility towards the Islamic Republic of Iran is the success of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, its ability to withstand a raft of sanctions and now, its decision to abandon the dollar.
Is Trump truly ignorant, is he deliberately acting mad or is he mentally unhinged? We look at the options.
Unlike most other countries, Iran’s economy is deeply linked to its political and security situation. Without taking this aspect into consideration, its economis progress cannot be properly evaluated.
There was always deep concern among some segments of the Iranian society that the West would not live up to its part of the bargain in the nuclear deal with Iran. A year after the deal was signed has confirmed the skeptics’ worst fears.1