Lecture I: US Foreign Policy: Donald Trump and Bashing of Iran Deal

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As the subtitle of this lecture relates, clobbering of Iran Deal (authorized by the Obama administration in July 14, 2015) is originally has its ownership by Benjamin Netanyahu even before there would be any deal. Republicans utilized the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - its real title - as a stratagem to bash Obama, supposedly, on foreign policy front, as they did in parallel to “affordable care” (known as Obama care) on the domestic. Aimed at Obama bashing, following Netanyahu’s footsteps, Donald Trump cooked-up and weaponized the JCPOA in his presidential campaign, in 2016, in order to bolster the sentiments of those (his so-called base) who by and large could not even identify the country of Iran on the geographical map, let alone having sufficient knowledge of the plan. For full text and other pertinent documents concerning the JCPOA, see Council of the European Union: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/iran/jcpoa-restrictive-measures/. And/or The Washington Post: https://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/world/full-text-of-the- iran-nuclear-deal/1651/.


This lecture was delivered as part of a 3-part series at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) on October 1, 2019.


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