Hassan Rouhani

Iran nuclear deal: Trump's foolish gamble

Iran nuclear deal: Trump's foolish gamble

With his decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal and reinstitute economic sanctions against that country, President Donald Trump has embraced a dangerous strategy and one that puts the U.S. at odds with its closest allies. Was it a carefully considered choice, or was a seat-of-the-pants opportunity to make headlines (and reverse one of the more notable foreign policy accomplishments of Barack Obama)? It sure seems to check a lot of Mr. Trump’s boxes: Antagonize Washington “insiders,” fulfill a campaign promise, and move toward a hawkish John Bolton and Mike Pompeo brand of foreign policy — and away from a more cautious approach championed by Defense Secretary...

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