Nuclear Deal Crucial for National Security

Nuclear Deal Crucial for National Security Nuclear Deal Crucial for National Security

The 2015 nuclear deal has contributed substantially to preserving Iran’s national security, particularly by shielding it from a possible UN-authorized military intervention, a former diplomat said. 
“If there was no JCPOA, we would go back to the situation in 2012-13, where we faced not only threats of sanctions but also military threats,” Ali Khorram also told IRNA in a recent interview, using the abbreviation for the nuclear deal’s full name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Threats of military strike against Tehran continued through 2012 and 2013, with then-US president, Barack Obama, warning that his administration was prepared to use a “military component” to contain Iran’s nuclear program, which it says is solely for peaceful purposes. 
Khorram, who is an international affairs analyst, cited articles 41 and 42 under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter to support his argument, saying that the nuclear accord helped alleviate fear of military confrontation. 


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