Iran's Islamist Gov't Faces Collapse After US Replaces Obama Policy with Trump's
When President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal in May, he called it a “horrible one-sided deal that should never, ever have been made.”
In response, furious Iranian lawmakers set fire to the American flag and a piece of paper representing the nuclear deal, and vowed to increase spending on the country’s ballistic missile program.
“With a national consensus, we will give the U.S. and Zionists a response that they will regret,” said parliament speaker Ali Larijani according to the Mehr news agency.
For the time being, however, it seems as though no one is regretting the loss of the deal more than Iran.
It also seems like Trump’s way of dealing with the world’s lead sponsor of terror has been quite effective so far.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif admitted to the Iran Chamber of Congress on Sunday that the collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal would have “very dangerous consequences” for the country, Radio Free Europe reported.
“We can talk the deal up, or talk it down. But we should know that a failure of the deal will have very dangerous consequences for us. This is certainly not the (Iranian political) system’s choice,” Zarif said.
With the Iranian economy plummeting, protests have been mounting against the government in full force.
“The Iranian rial plunged to a record low against the U.S. dollar on the unofficial market on Sunday, continuing its slide amid fears of returning U.S. sanctions after President Donald Trump in May withdrew from a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program,” Reuters reported.
“The dollar was being offered for as much as 87,000 rials, compared to around 75,500 on Thursday, the last trading day before Iran’s weekend, according to foreign exchange website Bonbast.com, which tracks the unofficial market.”
According to NPR, this week’s protests in Tehran against the government were the biggest in years.
Trump’s decision to exit the deal had an immediate economic impact on the Islamist nation.
As reported by The Daily Wire, “after President Trump jettisoned the Iran nuclear deal in May, a huge Indian energy company cut its oil imports from Iran virtually in half; Boeing announced it would not deliver aircraft to Iran; and Russia’s second biggest oil producer announced it had put on hold plans to develop projects in Iran.”
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