How to read the latest coverage of the Iran nuclear deal
On Thursday, the world will witness the most significant milestone in the history of the United Nations: The signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA.
As the agreement enters its final phase, Iran’s negotiators have set a date of January 20 to finalize the agreement, which will limit Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for crippling sanctions relief.
In the days leading up to the event, there have been several reports about the nuclear deal.
Here are some of the best: 1.
How much does the deal cost?
The deal was negotiated with the United States, Russia, China, France, Germany, Britain, France’s European allies, and Israel.
Its $1.7 trillion price tag has become a matter of debate, but some estimates place the price tag at more than $1 trillion.
What do the deal’s critics say?
Iran’s leaders have long claimed that the deal will lead to the Iranian people’s overthrow and the country’s elimination from the world stage.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has also repeatedly called the nuclear agreement “the greatest threat to the existence of humanity.”
In a speech in January, Khamenei said that the agreement would “bring the world to the brink of a nuclear holocaust.”
What does the U.N. say about the deal?
U.S. President Donald Trump has said that if he’s elected president, he would cancel the agreement and impose new sanctions against Iran.
The White House released a statement on January 11 saying that if elected, Trump would impose new U.