July 04, 2020

What Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran deal means for North Korea
While not a game-changer, the decision to scuttle the JCPOA sends the wrong message to Pyongyang

“When I make promises, I keep them,” U.S. President Donald Trump said today in announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran deal.

But while the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement might have seemed to Trump’s supporters like a campaign promise kept, for most of the international community it was yet another indication that Trump is willing to violate agreements the United States is a party to – further undermining our global credibility – in order to please his political base.