Time is on Tehran's side

 


(JNS) — Iran announced this week that the severe economic sanctions imposed by former U.S. President Donald Trump will force it to close the long-running Bushehr nuclear power plant, which produces electricity. The official explanation noted U.S. banking restrictions, which have made it difficult for Iran to transfer money and procure necessary equipment from Russian suppliers.

Under normal circumstances, this announcement, which is essentially Tehran’s first public admission of the efficacy of U.S. sanctions, should have made officials in Washington happy. Indeed, if the Iranians are a...



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