Shuvaloy Majumdar, China-Canada free trade dealOTTAWA, ON (May 8, 2018): On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump made it official that the US would withdraw from the 2015 international nuclear accord with Iran. The agreement, negotiated by Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, provided for lifting international sanctions in exchange for limits on Iran's nuclear program.

What does this developing global story mean for Canadians? MLI Munk Senior Fellow Shuvaloy Majumdar is available to comment.

"The US decision lays bare the realities of Iran’s tyranny over its own people, its terrorist adventurism across the region, and its subversion of the nuclear deal," says Majumdar. " The US is moving beyond the foreign policy paralysis of the last decade, paving the way for real progress in dealing with the Iranian regime. And with it, hope for the freedom of the Iranian people.”

Shuvaloy Majumdar is head of MLI's Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad. A former policy director to Canadian Foreign Ministers, Majumdar has also led the International Republican Institute in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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