October 13, 2017

Critics see major risks in Trump's Iran decision

Featuring Elizabeth Rosenberg

Source: CNN

Journalist Nicole Gaouette

President Donald Trump's decision not to certify the Iran nuclear deal isn't the same thing as walking away from the agreement -- but critics are already warning of negative fallout that could lead to military action if he ultimately abandons the pact.

Even if the US stays in the deal -- which US security officials, European allies and the UN say is working to limit Tehran's nuclear program -- Trump's move will have any number of ripple effects, said critics and experts, who point to a loss of US credibility, the message it sends to North Korea, and possible retribution from Iran, among other things.

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  • Elizabeth Rosenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. In this capacity, she publishes an...