January 22, 2019

The Death of the Iran Deal And Nuclear Instability

By Gea Donadoni

Ezra Friedman discusses the significance of the fall of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Warwick’s Pugwash Student Society, along with Warwick’s International Relations Society, are delighted to host their first event of the term on the 24th of January 2019. Ezra Friedman of the Institute for National Security Studies, a foreign policy think-tank in Tel Aviv, has been invited to Warwick University to talk about the demise of the Iran nuclear deal and its significance. Mr Friedman specialises in the fields of Israeli-American foreign policy and national security, as well as being a specialist on issues in the Middle East.

Background information on the Iran Nuclear deal

Last year, U.S. President Donald Trump, in line with his 2015 election campaign promise, pulled out of the “decaying and rotten” Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran due to its supposed weakness in halting Iran’s development of ballistic missiles. Instead, he opted for more decisive measures, therefore moving to reimpose sanctions on Iran’s crucial oil sector. The EU, on the other hand, sees the deal as vital to international security, and along with China and Russia has attempted to preserve Iran-American relations and secure the accord’s nuclear limits.

In reaction to America’s reckless foreign policy, Iran’s Nuclear chief has openly declared they are taking steps to design uranium fuel with a 20 per cent purity for reactors – what could easily translate into global nuclear disorder and a threat to international security.

Warwick’s Pugwash Student Society and Warwick’s International Relations Society believe that Mr Friedman’s insight will allow a greater understanding of the potential consequences of such events, allowing the audience to explore the fields of global nuclear security and international relations.

View the event here.

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