The Obama-Clinton Iran nuclear agreement is proving Iran is the real winner of the deal. International economic sanctions on Iran have been lifted, as the country was found to be in compliance with the nuclear deal, according to reports yesterday:
Iran has completed the necessary steps in a deal to restrict its nuclear program, meaning international economic sanctions are lifted, officials from the EU and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Saturday.
Oil and financial sanctions have been lifted and approximately $100 billion of Iran’s assets have also been released:
The United States and European nations lifted oil and financial sanctions on Iran and released roughly $100 billion of its assets after international inspectors concluded that the country had followed through on promises to dismantle large sections of its nuclear program.
Iran will likely benefit from the business of global companies that have, until now, “been barred from doing business” in Iran:
Tens of billions of dollars worth of Iranian assets will now be unfrozen and global companies that have been barred from doing business there will be able to exploit a market hungry for everything from automobiles to airplane parts.
But Iran continues to be the real winner of the nuclear agreement, benefitting from the release of sanctions while touting a new missile depot. Recently, Iran showcased an “underground missile depot” that lodged precision-guided missiles, which “can take a nuclear warhead and violate a 2010 U.N. Security Council resolution.”
As “American allies in the Middle East, including Israel and Saudi Arabia” have “deep suspicion” of the relations between the U.S. and Iran, Iran is benefitting from new “prestige,” which surely cannot be ignored as it continues to be involved in regional conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
U.S. policy towards Iran, notably supported by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, continues to complicate U.S. foreign policy.