Critical Points To Consider In Understanding The Iranian Nuclear Deal


The following analysis is the first in a series which will discuss the Iranian nuclear deal and will examine the JCPOA from the American perspective. It will focus on the components of the JCPOA as a legal document. It will also draw on United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2231 which endorsed the JCPOA for reference. It will not discuss possible future implications, nor does it mean to be an overall assessment of the deal.

It should be emphasized that, contrary to how it is perceived, the JCPOA is not a bilateral or multilateral contract between the United States and/or Europe and Iran. Nothing has been signed and nothing is judicially binding between any of the parties. It is a set of understandings that was sent to a third party, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), for endorsement. This structure is a result of Iran’s insistence to not sign any bilateral or multilateral contract.

  • tom_billesley

    So, basically the deal is not a deal.

    • There is no deal, a deal would mean a reciprocal agreement, this was just a sham.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Did the UN go over there to inspected their nuclear tunnels before the deal was complete? it doesnt look that way,Iran is been fooling the world for a decade and nothing cant stop them.

    • They are getting away with murder.

      • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

        In the future the whole world will be armed with nuclear bombs,society is going back to 5000 years ago when every country was fighting or invading one another.