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Opinion: Here's Why The Trump Administration's Iran Sanctions Strategy Won't Work


Added 04-24-19 09:06:02am EST - “The Trump administration can cause Iran severe pain, but it cannot trigger the collapse of the regime, argue Aaron David Miller of the Wilson Center and Richard Sokolsky of the Carnegie Endowment.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Opinion: Here's Why The Trump Administration's Iran Sanctions Strategy Won't Work”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Young women walk past a mural showing the Iranian flag in Tehran on April 23. The White House announced Monday it was ending waivers exempting several countries from U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

Young women walk past a mural showing the Iranian flag in Tehran on April 23. The White House announced Monday it was ending waivers exempting several countries from U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports.

Aaron David Miller (@aarondmiller2), a Distinguished Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a former State Department adviser and Middle East negotiator, is the author of The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President.

Richard Sokolsky, a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, was a member of the secretary of state's Office of Policy Planning from 2005-2015.

The Trump administration has clear goals for its policy toward Iran: Tehran should accept U.S. terms for renegotiating the nuclear deal it signed with Washington and other powers, end its baleful regional behavior and halt its development of ballistic missiles. What the administration doesn't have is a realistic strategy to achieve these goals.

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