Going ballistic

As European governments scramble to find a way to save the Iran nuclear deal, a new report today from The Henry Jackson Society says that the only way to convince President Trump to secure its future would be to take firm steps to tackle Tehran’s ballistic missile programme – and levy sanctions if necessary. While Western governments have focused on Iran’s nuclear capabilities, the Islamic Republic has been perfecting ballistic missiles that could strike Europe, claiming that they are not covered by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Going Ballistic: Responding to Iranian Missile Advances argues that Britain and other key European states should threaten to impose a new round of economic sanctions against Iranian individuals and entities associated with the ballistic missile programme – and reject Iranian claims that this would be forbidden under the 2015 deal.

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