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Our 'maximum pressure' on Iran failed - unless the goal was to help China; U.S. policies may result in a dangerous new alliance.

Jul 20, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

THE TRUMP administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran has manifestly failed to achieve either its stated or unstated aims: It has not forced Iran to renegotiate the nuclear accord from which President Trump unwisely withdrew; nor has it ended Iranian aggression in the Middle East or caused the regime of Ali Khamenei to collapse. Now it may result in a powerful new blow to U.S. interests, in the form of an Iranian partnership with China that could rescue Iran's economy while giving ...