A new study shows that the majority of Americans believe that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, to which Washington is a signatory, serves their country’s national security interests.
According to the poll conducted by the Washington-based the Brookings Institution and published on Friday, 70 percent of the respondents agree that the deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is beneficial for US interests, while 26 percent disagree.
The JCPOA was reached between Iran and the P5+1 countries — namely the US, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany — in July 2015 and took effect in January 2016. Under the accord, Iran undertook to apply certain limits to its nuclear program in exchange for the termination of all nuclear-related sanctions against Tehran.
Eight reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear watchdog, have so far confirmed Iran’s full commitment to its side of the…