A Nobel Peace Prize winner just gave Trump an epic shaming for tearing up Iran deal

- 13.07

Today, President Trump appeared before the American people and announced that he intends to abandon the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA), commonly referred to as the Iran Deal, in a move that is solely aimed at erasing President Obama’s cornerstone foreign policy achievement. By ending sanctions relief and instituting new sanctions, it’s believed that the United States will cause the deal to collapse.

Not surprisingly, Trump doesn’t seem to understand the deal or care to understand it. He just knows he can rely on his base’s hatred of his predecessor and their ingrained distrust of Muslims to lend momentum to his decision. He claimed Iran has violated the deal, but he has failed to produce anything even vaguely resembling evidence.

The JCPA gives the United States a means of controlling Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and lead to a drastic reduction in their uranium stores and centrifuges. It took years and years and numerous foreign nations involved to craft the deal. Trump suddenly abandoning it gives Iran an incentive to start pursuing nuclear weapons again, and it also irreparably damages the United States’ credibility abroad.

How can North Korea trust any diplomatic overtures from us when they know we are a country that blithely backs out of our prior agreements? What incentive is there for the Kim regime to denuclearize if they know we may not keep any future promise to not invade their country? Trump’s betrayal is a disastrous foreign policy decision and one that could haunt us for decades to come.

Now, Beatrice Fihn, the Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and a winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, has taken to Twitter to weigh on Trump’s attack on JCPA. She noted that “lots of smart people” are voicing their thoughts on Trump’s announcement.

Then, switching to caps lock to stress her point she wrote, “THIS IS SO STUPID! I CAN’T BELIEVE THE REST WORLD HAS TO PUT UP WITH THIS STUFF RIGHT NOW, LIKE WE DON’T HAVE OTHER PROBLEMS ON OUR MIND AT THE MOMENT?

Fihn is of course spot on. Trump’s decision is nothing but stupid, a cheap and petty attempt to sabotage President Obama yet again. In the process, the Republican president and his ghoulish advisors have taken us one step closer towards needless war.

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