Wed, 22 May 2019

US May Return to JCPOA after 2020 Presidential Election

Iran Front Page
22 Feb 2019, 10:13 GMT+10

An Iranian political analyst says Washington is likely to return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal following the 2020 presidential elections, as Democrats seem inclined to do so and hold a big chance of winning the next contest.

Ali Bigdeli, a university professor, made the statement in an interview with Entekhab news website on Thursday, pointing to a resolution passed by the Democratic National Committee calling on the US to return to the Iran nuclear deal.

The resolution has been interpreted as a sign the partys 2020 presidential runners will campaign on returning the US to the nuclear deal.

Bigdeli said the committee would further damage Trumps popularity among the American people, solidifying the partys position that the US withdrawal from the accord has been a wrong decision.

Asked whether the party will fulfill the pledge in case its candidate become the next US president, Bigdeli said it would be a personal decision.

The US return to JCPOA depends on the person who becomes the president, he said.

The expert said Europeans also hope that Trump will win the next presidential race, and thats why they are openly opposing some of Trump policies.

Bigdeli said Democrats have a big chance of winning the race, as a big segment of the US society is highly concerned about consequences of Trumps policies and the rise of far right currents.

The US is worried about far right tendencies led by Trump, who even supports [such tendencies] in Brazil and Venezuela. This far right thinking is highly dangerous. So the American people are worried that the far right thinking would remain in power for another four-year term, he said.

Bigdeli said the American people and politicians have many reasons for opposing Trumps extended presidency, as his approach towards the international community has hit the countrys prestige across the globe.

Democrats believe that Trump does not deserve to be the president. Many members of the Republican party are also unsatisfied with Trumps behaviour.

The expert said he predicts Democrats will have a big chance to win the next race.

Americans, particularly the middle-class and the lower middle-class parts and people of colour will definitely vote for the Democrats candidate, so I believe Democrats have a very high chance of winning the next elections, he said.

Moreover, he said, Democrats are controlling the US House of Representatives, and this could help them a lot in their bid to win the next election.

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