In withdrawing from the Iran deal, President Trump has killed two birds with one stone. The first is any leverage the US had over Iran in the way Tehran engages with Israel and with its numerous Shiite proxy militias in the Middle East. The second is the North Korea negotiation, where any deal will now be dead on arrival.
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Azeem Ibrahim is Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy. He also is a research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College.
The views expressed herein are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of CGP.
Originally appeared in Al Arabiya.