What happens next after the Iran nuclear agreement?

There will be shocks but Iran has more incentives to honour the agreement than to subvert it.

The World Today
Published 31 July 2015 Updated 14 December 2020 2 minute READ

Sir Richard Dalton

The agreement on the future of Iran’s nuclear programme is controversial in both Tehran and Washington. But let us suppose, as is likely, that Presidents Rouhani and Obama tame their political critics sufficiently for it to be ratified and enter into force. Iran will start cutting back its nuclear activities and stockpiles, and sanctions relief will then kick in.

Subscribe to read all issues

Articles from the current issue are free to read by all, the archive is exclusive to magazine subscribers and our members. Subscribe or become a member to view articles from the archive.