It isn’t always bad to withdraw a commitment. That’s what the United States felt when President Donald Trump withdrew the landmark international nuclear deal with Iran, announcing that stringent economic sanctions against Tehran will be reinstated. Trump, in his statement, stated that this deal is not less than terrible and defective. He, in his bold words, warned Iran against renewing its nuclear program. As usual, foreign policy advisers weren’t too impressed with another Trump’s policy and European nations weren’t too late in regretting and expressing concern over this decision. Three faculty members of Northeastern University, Max Abrahms in Political Science, Kamran Dadkhah in Economics, and Valentine Moghadam in International Affairs, examined the impact of the decision.
Max Abrahms wasn’t too fascinated when asked about his viewpoint on this historical decision. In the absence of any Plan B, everyone, including the Europeans and other political advisers, was anticipating that Trump would set up some limitations in the nuclear deal. However, Trump simply walked away which amazed everyone including Abrahms. He feels that it won’t send a positive message to North Korea that the United States isn’t too interested in honouring nuclear commitments. Syria’s violence breakout won’t be a surprise in response to this decision.
Syria’s violence and Iran’s deal seemed to be correlated, as expressed by the Political Science professor. He elucidated, “Iran is no longer incentivized to moderate its behaviour in any way because the United States walked away from the deal. And Israel knows the White House will support its attacks against Iran and its proxies”. Taking into consideration the geopolitical perspective, Syria’s current situation seems to be more troubling than ever before. Dadkhah isn’t too astonished to claim that this decision won’t hinder the growth of the United States’ economy and an average American won’t even feel a pinch effect on itself.