Why Is France Offering $15 Billion to Appease Iran? (Newsmax, 9/6/19)

September 6, 2019

By Fred Fleitz

Despite growing evidence that Iran has been violating the 2015 nuclear deal (the JCPOA) as well as recent Iranian provocations in the Persian Gulf, including seizing ships and shooting down a U.S. drone, France is considering offering Iran a $15 billion letter of credit to salvage the nuclear deal and to convince Tehran to comply with it.

France may offer Iran this financial package despite the undeniable weakness of the JCPOA and the success of President Trump’s “Maximum Pressure” campaign which is squeezing the Iranian economy and making it harder for Tehran to fund destabilizing and belligerent activities such as its military, nuclear and missile programs, Iranian troops in Syria, and terrorist groups like Hezbollah.

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