The way that Trump has criticized and threatened the Iran Nuclear Deal brokered by Obama undermines its legitimacy and risks undoing its positive effects, write Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky for USA Today. While imperfect, it is the so far best effort towards stability and peace with Iran, given the complexity of the situation. The deal stops them from acquiring nuclear weapons, which maintains the current balance in the region. The White House administration talking about ending it might make Iran less eager to follow its rules, which could tilt the Middle East’s current order. The Iran Nuclear deal is needed to avoid conflict.
Obama was too lenient with the Iran Nuclear Deal, Iran has already broken its rules, meaning it must be terminated, asserts Benny Avni of the New York Post. Iran has sought to obtain nuclear technology and producing more uranium than was agreed upon. The country has managed to get away with holding American hostages, supporting conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, while funding Lebanese and Palestinian terrorists. This kind of behavior can no longer be tolerated. President Trump understands this and is working to end the deal to punish Iranian transgressions. The Iran Nuclear deal has proven to be useless in maintaining peace.