What the US withdrawal means for the future of the Iran nuclear deal

White House National Security Advisor John Bolton (R) departs with U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence after Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement during a statement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 8, 2018.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RC14BD742E20

On May 8, President Trump announced that the United States will reimpose sanctions on Iran, withdrawing the country from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). In this episode, Suzanne Maloney, senior fellow and deputy director of Foreign Policy, and Robert Einhorn, senior fellow in the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, explain what this means for the continuation of the Iran deal, how sanctions will affect Iran’s economy, and domestic political currents within Iran.

Find all Brookings research and commentary on the Iran deal at Debating the Iran Deal.

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With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, and Fred Dews for additional support.

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