Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “IAEA”

Killing the Nuclear Deal with Lies and Sanctions

Trump’s dishonest and ridiculous tweet portends some very dangerous and destructive actions from the administration in the coming weeks.

Posted July 10th, 2019

The Colossal Blunder of Reneging on the JCPOA

Reneging on the nuclear deal was a destructive and stupid move, and the U.S. will be paying for it for years to come.

Posted March 30th, 2019

The Boundless Bad Faith of Trump’s Iran Policy

Trump’s Iran policy is a good example of what happens when bad faith arguments become the basis for U.S. policy decisions.

Posted March 11th, 2019

The Iran Obsession Is Wrecking Our Relations with Europe

The Trump administration is sacrificing good relations with major allies for the sake of throwing away a successful nonproliferation agreement.

Posted February 24th, 2019

Today’s Rift with Europe Echoes the Iraq War Debate

The only reason to promote the lie that Iran seeks nuclear weapons is to create a pretext for war.

Posted February 17th, 2019

Iraqis Want No Part of Trump’s Iran Obsession

An indefinite military presence in Iraq makes no more sense for the U.S. than it does to have one in Syria.

Posted February 4th, 2019

Trump’s Bankrupt Iran Policy Hits Another Wall

The administration’s request that the IAEA investigate is obviously being made in bad faith as part of their larger effort to promote the fiction that Iran still has “nuclear ambitions.”

Posted January 26th, 2019

The Trump Administration’s Fantasy World

The administration prefers policy fantasy to reality because the latter exposes the very real failures with North Korea and Iran.

Posted November 12th, 2018

Arms Control Treaties and Trump’s Disdain for Diplomacy

Quitting the INF Treaty isn’t a rational response to a manageable problem. It is the knee-jerk response of an ideologue who has been looking for an opportunity to get rid of the treaty all along.

Posted October 27th, 2018

Iran Is Complying with the Nuclear Deal Despite U.S. Violations

The IAEA has found Iran to be in compliance with the terms of the nuclear deal twelve consecutive times.

Posted August 30th, 2018

Reneging on the Nuclear Deal Has Consequences

Trump doesn’t believe in mutually beneficial agreements, and so he insists on an all-or-nothing approach that always yields nothing.

Posted July 31st, 2018

A President at War with Reality

A president that routinely lies to the public about major national security issues cannot be trusted to negotiate anything on behalf of the U.S.

Posted July 2nd, 2018

The Dishonesty of Nuclear Deal Opponents

Reneging on the deal because of old and irrelevant information would be an exceptionally stupid thing to do.

Posted May 2nd, 2018

Iran Hawks Hate the Nuclear Deal Because It Is Successful

Opponents of the deal didn’t want the nuclear issue to be resolved through diplomacy, and they are doing their utmost to sabotage the agreement.

Posted April 5th, 2018

The Consequences of Blowing Up the Nuclear Deal

If the deal dies, it won’t be because of Iranian cheating.

Posted March 27th, 2018

North Korea and Trump’s Loathing of the Nuclear Deal

Trump will likely renege on the nuclear deal with Iran in two months, and that has obvious implications for negotiations with North Korea in the future

Posted March 11th, 2018

The IAEA Confirms Iran’s Nuclear Deal Compliance Once Again

For the ninth time in a row, the deal’s opponents have been proved completely wrong.

Posted November 13th, 2017