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What Next for Iran?

How will Iran respond to President Trump's decision to withdraw from the deal designed to constrain Iran's nuclear ambitions?

"This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made," said President Trump as he pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear deal. "It didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will." So what now for Iran, for the stability of the Middle East, and for future nuclear deals? So far Iran's President Rouhani has reacted cautiously but will the country's hardliners force him to resume enriching uranium, paving the way for a nuclear weapon? How will Iran's regional rivals Israel and Saudi Arabia react? Can the European Union, Russia, and China still keep Iran within the deal? And if they can't, what will the effect be on the outcome of any future nuclear deals. That's The Real Story with James Coomarasamy this week.

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Sat 12 May 2018 11:06GMT



Michael Pregent, a former US intelligence officer and now a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute

Suzanne Maloney, deputy director of the foreign policy programme at the Brookings Institution

Dina Esfandiary, a Fellow at the Centre for Science and Security Studies at King's College London.

Sir Peter Westmacott, a former British ambassador to the US and Turkey

Also taking part:

Azadeh Moaveni, an Iranian American journalist and academic who was formerly based in Tehran

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a member of the Iranian team that negotiated the nuclear deal

Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council




Photo: an Iranian woman walks past a mural of the Iranian flag in the capital Tehran. Credit: Getty Images


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