Friday marked the second anniversary of the announcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the landmark nuclear agreement reached between a U.S.-led group of six world powers and Iran. On this anniversary, we ask: was the deal a success?
The answer is a resounding “no”. Iran is using the agreement as a domestic tool of oppression and as an instrument of terror abroad. Over the past two years, the Islamic Republic has repeatedly tested the limits of the deal and has also pursued a much more aggressive military campaign across the Middle East, confirming the worst fears of the JCPOA’s critics.
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