Will Trump's Iran Deal Ploy Work?

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Iran and the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The JCPOA could use a fresh review.

But if preventing Iran from acquiring the material needed to build a nuclear weapon is a critical U.S. national security priority, the Trump administration cannot sit on its hands and hope its negotiating partners come around to its position. The Trump administration can’t base a policy on hope. Instead, the White House needs to get real and focus on approaches which have at least a marginal chance of working.

Daniel R. DePetris is a world affairs columnist for Reuters, a frequent contributor to the American Conservative and the National Interest, and a foreign policy analyst based in New York, NY

Image: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Iran and the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque​

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