Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “JCPOA”

The Perils of Trump’s Iran Obsession

Obsessing over a non-existent Iranian threat to U.S. interests obviously has nothing to do with American security.

Posted August 13th, 2018

The Costs of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

It isn’t possible to trash one of the most significant diplomatic agreements of the last several decades and then get the other parties that you just betrayed to come back to the table.

Posted August 13th, 2018

China and Germany Reject Trump’s Threats

Trump’s Iran policy is illegitimate in the eyes of almost every other government in the world.

Posted August 8th, 2018

Trump’s Iran Derangement Is Getting Worse

The Iran obsession has nothing to do with advancing American interests and it is putting unnecessary strain on U.S. relationships with some of our closest allies.

Posted August 7th, 2018

Sanctions and Trump’s Disdain for Diplomacy

Iran hawks have been pushing for more sanctions on Iran for the purpose of sabotaging any further engagement, and Trump has given them exactly what they wanted.

Posted August 6th, 2018

Sanctions for Sanctions’ Sake

Reneging on sanctions relief after the sanctioned government complies with U.S. demands is disreputable, and it tells other sanctioned governments that they should think twice before making any agreements to obtain sanctions relief.

Posted August 6th, 2018

The Cruel Collective Punishment of Sanctions

Strangling a country’s economy in a bid to pressure its government to do what Washington wants is cruel, aggressive, and excessive.

Posted August 3rd, 2018

Trump’s Phony Diplomacy

Trump’s dismissive remarks about the deal show that he has no interest in genuine diplomatic engagement with Iran.

Posted July 31st, 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

Trump’s Latest Weird Offer to Meet Rouhani

Now that the U.S. has reneged on the deal and started reimposing sanctions, it is politically impossible for any Iranian politician to entertain such an offer.

Posted July 30th, 2018

Trump’s Iran Policy: Punishing the Iranian People, Helping the Regime

The more pressure that the U.S. puts on Iran, the more that it helps the regime consolidate its hold on power.

Posted July 24th, 2018

Iran Has No Reason to Deal with Trump

The goal of the administration’s Iran policy is now unmistakable: the destabilization and overthrow of the regime.

Posted July 24th, 2018

The Lie at the Heart of the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy

The administration pays lip service to the grievances of Iranians while doing its utmost to worsen conditions and tighten the regime’s control.

Posted July 23rd, 2018

Trump’s Persistent Iran Delusions

Another case of Trump declaring victory when nothing has changed.

Posted July 17th, 2018

Maximalist Demands and Diplomacy Don’t Mix

When the U.S. makes the maximalist demands that hard-liners want, it is a good sign that there is no desire for a diplomatic solution.

Posted July 8th, 2018

Trump Echoes Iranian Hard-liners

Trump never bothered to verify the claim because he automatically believes anything that seems to support his rejection of the JCPOA.

Posted July 5th, 2018

A Very Gullible President

Trump’s credulity about an Iranian cleric’s statement is of a piece with his repetition of other false claims about the nuclear deal.

Posted July 3rd, 2018