World #3 – U.S. reimposes sanctions lifted under Obama’s Iran nuke deal

Tuesday's World Events - November 6, 2018


1. For the UNITED STATES, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, watch the videos under “Resources.”

a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What is the aim of the sanctions? What does the U.S. want Iran to do? Be specific.
c) President Obama and the leaders of Russia, China, Germany, Britain and France (the other signatories to the 2015 nuke deal), claimed ending sanctions was the best way to prevent Iran from developing nuclear bomb capability. Iran has repeatedly claimed its ballistic missile program has nothing to do with its nuclear weapons and is non-negotiable. An Iranian official said Tehran was not concerned about the sanctions and will not change its policies. Most news reports focus on “European powers [and China] which continue to back the nuclear deal said they opposed the reapplication of sanctions.” Watch the videos under “Resources.” How do Secretary Pompeo’s comments on this differ from what is mostly reported?
d) Ask a parent AND a grandparent: Do you support or oppose the Trump administration move to reinstate sanctions on Iran to force the regime to end its nuclear weapons pursuit? Please explain your answer.