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U.S. Has Leverage in Dealings with Iran and North Korea

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In both the Iran deal and a potential North Korea deal, the United States has enormous leverage — and it should never forget that fact. Global sanctions can wreck the relatively small and vulnerable Iranian and North Korean economies. Even American sanctions alone and the ripples from them can injure Tehran and Pyongyang. The U.S. can also deter Iran and North Korea in a variety of other ways. For all their obnoxious bluster, the rogue governments of North Korea and Iran are more vulnerable than ever.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/america-has-options-to-deter-north-korea-iran-threats/#slide-1