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Nuclear Deal Still Cushioning Blow of US-Led Pressure

Nuclear Deal Still Cushioning Blow of US-Led PressureNuclear Deal Still Cushioning Blow of US-Led Pressure

Remaining a part of the 2015 nuclear deal would be in Iran's interests, as it has prevented the formation of an international alliance and further pressure against the country so far, says a former diplomat. 
"The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has stopped the European Union, Russia and China from joining the [anti-Iran] coalition of Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States. So it has been very useful from this perspective, although Iran is not receiving economic benefits. So it would not be in Iran's interests right now to abandon it," Abdolreza Faraji-Rad also told the Iranian Diplomacy website in a recent interview. 
Last May, US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear accord between Tehran and six world powers, despite the opposition of all other signatories to pressure Iran to give up its nuclear and missile programs and alter its policies in the Middle East. 

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