Opinion: College Democrats

Jessica Kukura

The 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal is a pact between seven countries and the European Union: Iran, United States, United Kingdom, Russian, France, Germany.

President Obama officiated the agreement on behalf of the United States. He stated then that through the deal, “Every path way to nuclear weapons are cut off.  … The deal is not built on trust, it is built on verification”

It is valid the deal is constructed on a founding notion of monitoring. Other specifics of the deal are built on sanctions and enrichment (Iran has agreed to lessen their nuclear stockpile by 98 percent). The EU agreed to terminate nuclear economic sanctions, and the United States is ceasing secondary nuclear economic sanctions.

President Donald Trump has expressed his distaste for the agreement and has expressed his wishes to back out of the deal. Although the deal is not a perfect solution, deals are built on compromise and collaboration.

Wishes of each party must be considered, and agreements must be made on the ground of the greater good.

Backing out of the deal could equate to unforeseen consequences. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said, “If the United States violates (the nuclear deal), the entire world will condemn America, not Iran.”

Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said the deal cannot be renegotiated.

There is no such thing as a flawless collaboration — the best should always be strived for in terms of conditions and relations.

If the U.S. backs out of the Iran nuclear deal, relations will greatly be severed and decided upon conditions will be ambiguous.

Jessica Kukura is a member of the College Democrats. Contact her at [email protected].