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Why Trump’s plans for regime change in Iran will have the opposite effect

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Why Trump’s plans for regime change in Iran will have the opposite effect

Abbas Milani
Michael McFaul
Washington Post
May, 2018

After President Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal on May 8, many analysts wondered whether he was primarily motivated by the desire to undermine yet another of his predecessor’s foreign policy achievements. Among the rationales Trump gave for abandoning the deal were that “it didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace, and it never will.”