JCPOA to Impact Domestic, Int'l Politics

JCPOA to Impact Domestic, Int'l PoliticsJCPOA to Impact Domestic, Int'l Politics

A political analyst said the nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers last July will directly impact Iran's domestic and foreign politics.

Speaking at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad on Tuesday, Sadeq Zibakalam added that the effect of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the deal is formally called, will not be limited to the economic sphere. "It will help the process of deconflicting international relations and improve the domestic political climate," he said.

On the economic impact of the deal, he believed that although the lifting of sanctions will help boost the economy, the effect will be marginal because "the Iranian economy's disorders are still in place".

"Iran's economy has fundamental problems that are not related to presidents or ministers," he said.

Elaborating on the real cause of the sagging economy, the analyst said, "Until the government remains heavily involved in the economy, it will be dysfunctional."

Since the Industrial Revolution of Europe and the US in the 18th and 19th centuries respectively, the world has never witnessed a "successful governmental economy", he said, adding that corruption is the main feature of such economies.

Zibakalam said shaking off problems caused by the government's involvement in the economy is complicated and time-consuming, because such an economy cannot be transformed without major reforms in political relations.