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Ellen Laipson quoted in Bloomberg View on Iranian behavior after the deal

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The intelligence assessment provided to Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal has a hole: It fails to examine the intentions of Iran’s regime to actually comply with the agreement over time.


Ellen Laipson, a former vice chair of the National Intelligence Council, told me the Revolutionary Guard could make mischief, but there was a limit to what they could do. “The IRGC could do its best to interrupt or even sabotage full implementation by their behavior,” she said. “But I don’t think it could block the agreed inspections protocol and say you can’t go into this building because we own it.”

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