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The Reputation and Respect of a Nation Stand upon its Honored Agreements

In 2016, United States(US) President Barack Obama and leaders of the United Kingdom(UK), France, China, Russia and Germany, implemented with Iran, a Nuclear Agreement that would prevent that country from attaining nuclear weapons.

The world leaders entered the agreement after the nuclear watch-dog, the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA), certified that it had restricted Iran's sensitive nuclear activities. 

Along with severely restricting Iran's stockpile of uranium, the deal specified Iran's 24-day compliance to any requests for access by the IAEA. Should Iran not comply, an eight-member Joint Commission would be empaneled to decide punitive punishment upon Iran, including the reimposition of economy-crippling sanctions. 

Thus far, the IAEA has not complained of Iran's cooperation within the scope of the Nuclear Agreement. 

However, facing a failing agenda and a non-idyllic domestic policy for the US, Donald Trump, like he has done with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, has signaled a backing out of the Iran Nuclear Agreement.  

While the reputation and respect of a nation stand upon its honored agreements, Trump's actions since taking office less than a-year-ago, all seem to display a total disregard for international norms, and diplomatic and political decorum. Thus, the reputation and respect of the American Republic, stand to be tarnished once again in less than a year. 

The Iran Nuclear Agreement should stand and the checks and balances contained within it be allowed to function as the world agreed in 2016.