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Iran’s aggression, not Donald Trump’s, has sundered the nuclear deal, by CON COUGHLIN (Telegraph-UK)

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May 9, 2018

Since Obama signed the agreement, Iran has become a global menace

Arguably the most telling remark that has been made during the current crisis over Iran’s nuclear ambitions is this week’s claim by the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, that Tehran desires a constructive relationship with the rest of the world. If only.

When former United States president, Barack Obama, invested so much of his personal political capital in securing a nuclear deal with Iran three years ago – the deal from which Donald Trump has just announced Washington’s withdrawal – there was an expectation that, having signed it, the Iranians would indeed pursue constructive relations.

Instead, the opposite happened. The Iranians intensified their hostility towards the West and its allies, to the extent that the very idea that Iran might be interested in maintaining a constructive dialogue now seems quite laughable.

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