Regarding “Trump Administration Debates Options on Iran Nuclear Deal” in The Wall Street Journal Sept. 21: Less than four weeks after the Obama-Iranian deal was implemented in January 2016, the Iranian government announced renewed access to $100 billion in frozen assets, according to the Feb. 3, 2016 US News and World Report.
After the asset release, the sanctions lifted, and the prospect of billions in European Airbus sales to Iran was announced, Iran tested the resolve of the U.N. to implement “snapback” by firing ballistic missiles.
On March 29, 2016, Reuters reported that at or around the ninth of March, Iran tested ballistic missiles capable of delivering a nuclear payload, in direct defiance to U.N. Resolution 2231, adopted Oct. 18, 2015 (http://bit.ly/2xkwm13).
Resolution 2231 “ … calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.”
From the adoption of U.N. Resolution 2231 through the Obama-Iran deal, to the testing of ballistic missiles: 142 days. From the nascent Obama-Iran deal until the missile test? A mere 68 days.