Our ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran failed – unless the goal was to help China

THE TRUMP administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran has
manifestly failed to achieve either its stated or unstated aims: It has
not forced Iran to renegotiate the nuclear accord from which President
Trump unwisely withdrew; nor has it ended Iranian aggression in the
Middle East or caused the regime of Ali Khamenei to collapse. Now it may
result in a powerful new blow to U.S. interests, in the form of an
Iranian partnership with China that could rescue Iran’s economy while
giving Beijing a powerful new place in the region.

Publisher: Washington Post | Author: Editorial Board

TAGS
china, competence, foreign policy, and iran
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-07-21 (Modified: 2020-07-21)

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