TSC IntelBrief Cited by The Straits Times: Trump Shows He Can Talk Tough – and be Tough
May 15, 2018

Trump Shows He Can Talk Tough – and be Tough

The Straits Times
By: Nirmal Ghosh

President Donald Trump, citing “glaring flaws” in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, withdrew the United States from the agreement on Tuesday, in effect reinstating economic sanctions on Iran and on companies that do business with it.

“The deal lifted crippling economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for very weak limits on the regime’s nuclear activity, and no limits at all on its other malign behaviour, including its sinister activities in Syria, Yemen and other places all around the world,” said Mr Trump …

In an e-mail bulletin, the consultancy The Soufan Group wrote: “European and other reactions to the US withdrawal suggest that global cooperation with reimposed sanctions on Iran will be limited, if not absent …”


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