A JCPOA on Life Support

The Cipher Brief

UANI Policy Director Jason Brodsky writes: "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran is on life support.  Despite the pledges of allegiance to its implementation, Iran is now likely to undertake its fourth phase of reduction in commitments on or around November 5. A familiar circular firing squad of recriminations will then commence: the United States will protest and sanction; Europe will release a statement expressing its deep concern; and Iran will insist its violations are reversible only if it receives an economic bang for its nuclear buck."