January 5, 2018 | Quoted by Ron Kampeas - The Times of Israel

With nuke deal tottering, Iran protests could be death blow or saving grace

Iranians are taking to the streets in spontaneous demonstrations across the country to protest government corruption and a failing economy.

The depth and breadth of popular Iranian anger have taken the West by surprise, nowhere more so than in Washington, where the focus on Iran since Donald Trump assumed the presidency has been on whether he would preserve the 2015 nuclear deal.

Mark Dubowitz, the director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, who has counseled the White House on its Iran strategy, said the protests could spur Congress and America’s European allies to finally take up Trump’s challenge in October. That’s when the president refused to certify Iranian compliance with the deal and essentially said his goal is to “fix it or nix it” — amend the terms or walk away.

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