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Trump and Netanyahu's 'Maximum Pressure' on Iran Yielded Minimal Results

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More than its declaratory significance, and more than its potential geopolitical importance, the newly signed “comprehensive strategic partnership” between China and Iran is a testament to the dismal strategic policy failure by both the United States and Israel.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy of exerting “maximum pressure” on Iran, egged on and cheered enthusiastically by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, produced the following: Iran now has 12 times the amount of enriched uranium it had in 2015 when the nuclear deal was signed. Iran just signed an extensive strategic agreement with China. Iran has a proxy military presence in the southern Golan Heights, near the Israeli border.

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