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The hypocrisy of Trump, in leaving the Iran nuclear agreement

Trump keeps up US nuclear hypocrisy by leaving the Iran deal, SCMP,  Tuesday, 05 June, 2018 “……. it would behove the Trump administration to remember that America is the first and only nation to use a nuclear weapon on other humans.

As a political strategy, it is no mystery why President Donald Trump ultimately abandoned the Iran nuclear deal: he wanted to assuage Israel, punish Iran, exert power in the Middle East, send a message to North Korea, Russia and Syria, embarrass Barack Obama (for whom it was a major policy achievement), fulfil a campaign promise, renegotiate a deal that favours American interests and so on.

But, despite these justifications, Trump cannot erase the hypocrisy of history. Whereas Iran was at least willing to limit its nuclear programme in return for a lifting of economic sanctions, the US has more nuclear weapons than any other nation in the world, the US has tested more nuclear weapons than any other nation, and the US has actually used them on another country.

George Cassidy Payne, adjunct professor, State University of New York


June 6, 2018 - Posted by | general

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