Professor Monshipouri, Student Shirin Jafarinasab Kermani on Terminating Iran’s Nuclear Deal

Monday, December 05, 2016
TEHRAN TIMES -- International Relations Professor Mahmood Monshipouri and undergraduate Shirin Jafarinasab Kermani write an op-ed on what’s at stake in terminating the U.S.’ nuclear deal with Iran. “If the U.S. were to walk away from the agreement, European and Asian partners would possibly not rejoin any future attempt to impose the same, consistent, and collective pressure on Iran that they have in the near past,” they write. “Under such circumstances, Iran would be free from any international constraints on its nuclear program while the United States would face a colossal task of mobilizing yet another international campaign to contain or dismantle Iran’s nuclear program. “Furthermore, this posturing by President-elect Trump would strengthen the hard-liners’ hand in Tehran who have consistently questioned the sincerity of the U.S. in upholding the tenets of the deal. It would be extremely perilous to underestimate Iran’s influence and its ability to deploy her assets effectively.”