First, let’s establish a baseline truth: Iran is ruled by a repressive government that would be better off gone.
That said, just what would one expect Iran, or any other country for that matter, to do when:
- It signs a binding multi-party agreement, then
- One of the parties tears up the agreement, and
- Not only that, that same party then behaves in a way that sabotages all the other parties’ ability to honor the agreement.
Really, now: given all that, to expect Iran to keep honoring its side of the deal, just to be nice, is the mother of all unrealistic expectations. Of course Iran decided that since the agreement was torn up, it didn’t matter anymore. In related news, water is wet and the Pope is Roman Catholic.