Tougher Line on Iran Could ‘Fatally Undermine’ Fight Against ISIS

By Tyler Cullis

Tyler Cullis is a D.C.-based attorney specializing in the practice of U.S. economic sanctions.  His writings on foreign policy have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and Foreign Affairs, amongst others.

President Donald Trump’s threatened de-certification of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement is sure to damage not just the deal itself, but the ultimate credibility of the United States. But his reported plan to declare Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group would pose an ever more troubling risk: plunging Iran and the U.S. into open conflict.

Multilateral institutions, international partners, and the U.S.’s own defense and intelligence establishment have determined that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and concluded that maintaining it is in the interests of the United States. – a fact Trump seems to be ignoring.

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