COVID-19 Crisis: Trump may be giving Iran’s hardliners a pathway to the bomb
Mike Pompeo believes that COVID-19 has made Iran ripe for some bombing. Arguing that Iran is weak and in a state of disarray due to the pandemic, he urged Trump last week to take military action against Iran.
But Trump’s breach of the nuclear deal and continued economic warfare against Iran have already created incentives for Tehran to quit the JCPOA and move towards a bomb.
Qi’s Executive Vice President Trita Parsi explains how global chaos fomented by the pandemic may have provided it with the opportunity to make a dash for the bomb.