Essay On Iran Nuclear Deal

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President Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal is profoundly unwise and against national interests. Even those who initially opposed it are now convinced that pulling out of it would be ill-advised. On July 14, 2015, Iran entered into the JCPOA agreement with the P5+1 to regulate Iran’s nuclear program. Though the agreement fosters a sunset clause which allows Iran to open its currently closed avenues to nuclear capability in ten years, it is important to acknowledge that Iran has agreed to robust inspections which will provide the United States and the international community with unfettered access to Iran’s nuclear installations, the first time that the West has been able to penetrate Iran’s arsenal. The JCPOA, though…show more content…
Moreover, Iran will only retain 300 kg of its entire stockpile of low-enriched uranium and will export the rest. The combined effect of these measures will limit Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons such that it would take the nation 12 months to acquire enough weapons-grade uranium for the production of a single nuclear bomb. Additional Protocols are also put in place to safeguards the terms of the agreement. This allows IAEA to monitor Iran’s nuclear plants and other facilities. The joint statement between the nations outlines the following: • Iran reaffirmed that under no circumstances it would seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons • On receiving confirmation of compliance of Iran to the terms of the agreement from the IAEA, the United States and The EU will lift all nuclear-related economic sanctions, including oil embargos and financial restrictions. This action would in turn release over $100 billion (£65 billions) of frozen Iranian assets. • Iran’s right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes will be recognized by the United States and its allies, as guaranteed by the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. • The UN Security Council will endorse this agreement with a resolution which terminates all previous nuclear-related resolutions and incorporates certain restrictive measures for a mutually agreed period of time.
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