The Iranian Nuclear Deal And Iran

1950 Words May 1st, 2016 8 Pages
Ali Larijani, the current speaker of the Iranian parliament, gave NPR an interview detailing his opinions on the new nuclear deal with Iran. Larijani finds the deal “ acceptable…not looking at the specifics...looking at the whole picture” ( Larijani). In other words, Larijani believes that the nuclear accord as it is, has its flaws and is in no way a perfect pact. He views it as more of a placeholder, a sign of better things to come. The real test of this deal, in both Larijani and his country’s eyes, will be the economic reform it can bring for Iran. Larijani thinks it is possible for “ the economy to thrive” and comments that they “ have already passed three legislations…that makes it easier…to invest in Iran” (Larijani). However, is enough being done to help Iran? Will their economy see a noticeable upturn, that will encourage compliance with the new deal? Although the Iranian nuclear deal holds within itself provisions that will prove beneficial to Iran’s economy, more can be done. As such, policy towards future deals with Iran should focus on more directly supporting their economic efforts.
On July 14, 2014 a final deal between the P5+1 nations, France, Germany, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, and the Islamic Republic of Iran was reached. This deal, termed the JCPOA or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was created in order to mitigate problems the international community had with Iran’s nuclear program ( “ Iran Nuclear Deal” 2). Concerns…
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