The Trump Administration knows exactly how to handle the despotic government of Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism: On Sunday Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif admitted to the Iran Chamber of Congress that the collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal would have “very dangerous consequences” for the country.
With protests mounting in the country against the government in full swing, what Zarif is likely referring to is the fact that any more pressure on Iran’s economic system and the government will fall. As Reuters reported, “The Iranian rial plunged to a record low against the U.S. dollar on the unofficial market on Sunday, continuing its slide amid fears of returning U.S. sanctions after President Donald Trump in May withdrew from a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program. The dollar was being offered for as much as 87,000 rials, compared to around 75,500 on Thursday, the last trading day before Iran’s weekend, according to foreign exchange website Bonbast.com, which tracks the unofficial market.”
The plunging rial is catalyzing even more protests:
As Radio Free Europe reported, Zarif told the Iran Chamber of Commerce, “We can talk the deal up, or talk it down. But we should know that a failure of the deal will have very dangerous consequences for us. This is certainly not the [Iranian political] system’s choice.” Radio Free Europe noted Zarif said the failure of the deal could leave Iran politically isolated.
As The Daily Wire has reported, after President Trump jettisoned the Iran nuclear deal in May, a huge Indian energy company cut its oil imports from Iran virtually in half; Boeing announced it would not deliver aircraft to Iran; and Russia’s second biggest oil producer announced it had put on hold plans to develop projects in Iran.