“So far the U.S extreme sanctions against Iran do not seem to have had their desired effect,” US Political Science Professor told ILNA news agency in an exclusive interview.
“While I favored staying in the JCPOA and doubt that the sanctions will have their intended effect, people who favor them say that the good results will appear only after a period in which Iran has been weakened.”
He added that sanctions may not be fair, but few foreign policies are. Sanctions are a major but not the only cause of Iran's economic distress, and I'm sure that Trump sees the recent unrest as indicating that his policy is working.
US Professor talk about Iran fourth step of reducing its commitment to the nuclear deal and confirmed “Since the U.S has pulled out of the JCPOA and the Europeans, although still adhering to it, have been unwilling to defy the U.S and maintain trade with Iran, Iran now gets few benefits from the agreement.
“I think it still hopes to split Europe away from the U.S and so is not yet willing to renounce the agreement. I also assume it fears that if it accumulates a large stockpile of enriched Uranium the U.S might launch a military strike.”
“Iran also probably hopes that Trump will be defeated in 2020 and that a new administration will adopt a more favorable policy and so it has every reason to try to avoid a showdown,” Robert Jervis added.