The JCPOA and UN resolutions around it, call on Iran to avoid developing, testing and deploying ballistic missiles. It does not REQUIRE them to do this.
If this was a deal killer, then it SHOULD HAVE KILLED THE DEAL
We have no idea if these people, waiting for the hidden imam to emerge from the well in Qom, CAN BE DETERRED. I don’t know, and neither did Obama, or does Trump today. If we are to believe the words of their leaders for the last 38 years, they CANNOT be deterred, especially if their death involves the attempt to kill Israel or the USA.
We have no idea if it will be 5 years, 7 years, or the DAY the JCPOA expires when a fully functional MIRVED ICBM, armed with nuclear weapons (developed and paid for by Iran in North Korea?) is unveiled by Teheran.
Obama literally justified the JCPOA by claiming Iran would join the ‘normal’ nations of the world. But no evidence in the 2 years since the signings has emerged that they have given up on DEATH TO AMERICA, and their self view as Islamist warriors to expunge all other influence in the middle east before moving on. In fact, the JCPOA and the benefits they have received (which now include DEFENSE of them by NATO allies for $$ reasons) has CONFIRMED they are on the right path, as Hassan Abbasi, their strategist predicted in 2005.
“The Western man today has no stomach for a fight. This phenomenon is not new: All empires produce this type of man, the self-centered, materialist, and risk-averse man,” Abbasi is quoted as saying.
Today this missile reaches our allies.
It took North Korea about 3 years to get from there to an ICBM.
DO THE ARITHMETIC.