No Deal: What Now After Agreement With Iran Ends?

No Deal: What Now After Agreement With Iran Ends?

4:02pm May 09, 2018
President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Here, he speaks at a rally agains the agreement in 2015.

President Trump says the Iran nuclear deal is among the worst he’s ever seen. So he left it.

The 2015 agreement between Iran, the United States, France, China, the UK, Russia and Germany was meant to curtail the development of a nuclear weapon. (Here’s a primer from the BBC.) Leaders of those countries sought to change President Trump’s mind, to no avail.

Since he took office, the big question had been whether the president would withdraw. Now that he has, the question becomes “What’s Next?”


Hooman Madj, Author of “The Ayatollah Begs to Differ” and “The Ayatollahs’ Democracy: An Iranian Challenge,” NBC news contributor; advised and interpreted for two Iranian presidents, Mohammad Khatami and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on their trips to the United States; @hmajd

Mark Dubowitz, Executive director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; @mdubowitz

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