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 …show more content…
The hope behind this is that Iran will have a vastly increased timeframe in which they would be able to produce a viable nuclear weapon. That increase in time needed to produce a bomb plus increased transparency to nuclear inspectors, not only to “Iranian nuclear facilities, but to...uranium mills....the centrifuge production and storage facilities”, would kill Iran’s quest for a nuclear weapon before it could truly begin (Obama “ A Historic Understanding 1). In return, sanctions on Iran were lifted and they are allowed to rejoin the international economic community.
The JPA will prove advantageous to Iran’s economy as the lifting of economic sanctions and the unfreezing of Iranian foreign assets are a key stipulation. For decades, the United States had attempted to influence Iran’s nuclear regime through economic sanctions, meaning no trade or transfer of capital between the Iranian and United States governments. However, these sanctions have largely been ineffective in curbing Iran’s activity. Ineffective until the multinational group came together and placed additional sanctions on Iran. According to John Allen Gay, assistant managing editor at The National Interest, at one point Iran faced “ a monthly inflation rate above 60 percent” (Gay 47). What this means is that at one point the general price of goods in Iran rose about sixty percent every month. In addition to barring trade between Iran and other nations, sanctions hold other facets of economic warfare.
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