Susan Rice: ‘Foolish’ for Trump to Rip up Iran Nuke Deal Unilaterally
RICE: "Wolf, if he were to rip it up, he wouldn’t be just abrogating a deal between the United States and Iran. He would be abrogating a deal between the United States, Britain, France, Germany, the European union, Russia and China, as well as Iran. That deal was reached painstakingly. It has been a manifest success in blocking all of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon. It was accomplished through diplomacy, without the use of force, and the alternative would be to give Iran a complete get out of jail free card. They would not be the ones violating the understanding. They would not be, therefore, bound to the terms of the deal. They could pursue a nuclear program unconstrained and we would face that reality without the benefit that we had going into the deal of global unity around the necessity of maintaining a strong sanctions regime. So it would be foolish for the United States to rip up that deal unilaterally when it’s working, when it’s serving our interests, when the alternative is Iran gets out from under aniablegation — obligation to constrain its nuclear program. We no longer have global unity behind sanctions leaving us with the possibility of a nuclear Iran, potentially or war."