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Iran Nuclear Deal

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Iran indicated that it will partially withdraw from the nuclear deal it negotiated with the United States and five other nations. One year ago, the United States declared it was withdrawing from the agreement. According to CNN, Iran “said it would no longer respect limitations on keeping enriched uranium and heavy water reserves.”

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Links

“Iranian leader announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal”
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/08/middleeast/iran-nuclear-deal-intl/index.html

“India and China seen as Europe’s last hope to save Iran deal”
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/india-and-china-seen-as-europes-last-hope-to-save-iran-deal-2035460

“Iran vows to stop complying with parts of nuclear deal”
https://www.npr.org/2019/05/08/721329203/1-year-passes-since-the-u-s-pulled-out-of-the-iran-nuclear-deal

“EU rejects Iran nuclear deal ‘ultimatum’, regrets US sanctions”
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/eu-rejects-iran-nuclear-deal-ultimatum-regrets-sanctions-190509092136144.html

“Iran nuclear deal: Key details”
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33521655

“Donald Trump tells Iran ‘call me’ over lifting sanctions”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/09/eu-rejects-iran-two-month-ultimatum-on-nuclear-deal

“U.S. negotiator on Iran nuclear deal says withdrawing from it made things worse”
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/u-s-negotiator-on-iran-nuclear-deal-says-withdrawing-from-it-made-things-worse

“Iran nuclear deal: How have US sanctions impacted the economy?”
https://www.france24.com/en/20190509-people-profit-iran-economy-nuclear-deal-sanctions-inflation-boeing-reputation-brand-eu-wifi

“The world just got a bit more dangerous after Iran’s nuclear deal announcement”
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/08/middleeast/iran-nuclear-deal-unraveling-dangers-intl/index.html

“By threatening nuclear deal, Iran is playing right into Trump’s hands”
https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/.premium-by-threatening-nuclear-deal-iran-is-playing-right-into-trump-s-hands-1.7217164

Assessment

  • Writing: What changes is Iran hoping to make to the nuclear agreement?
  • Debate: The Iran Nuclear Deal is essentially dead and should be completely renegotiated.
  • Poll: Was the United States correct when it reimposed sanctions on Iran?
  • Short Answer: Why did the United States withdraw from the nuclear deal?

Current events quiz:

1) How many signatories are there in the Iran nuclear deal?

a. 4
b. 5
c. 6
d. 10

2) What other countries are currently involved in the nuclear deal besides Iran?

a. Spain, Germany, and Italy
b. France, Australia, Thailand, Spain, and England
c. United States, England, North Korea, Japan, and Spain
d. Britain, China, France, Germany, and Russia

3) In 2015, Iran had enough uranium and centrifuges to create how many bombs, according to the Obama Administration?

a. 10
b. 50
c. 100
d. 1,000

4) Iran has not completely pulled out of the nuclear deal; they will just stop complying with some parts of the agreement. (T/F)

5) The Iran nuclear deal was originally created under the Bush Administration. (T/F)

6) In the original agreement, Iran agreed to reduce its number of centrifuges by two-thirds. (T/F)

Answers:

1) C

2) D

3) A

4) T

5) F

6) T

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