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CSUSB professor comments on latest developments regarding the multi-national nuclear agreement with Iran
Press TV
Oct. 10, 2021

David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed for a segment on the latest developments regarding reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 multi-national agreement regulating Iran’s nuclear program. Former President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the agreement in 2018, saying he wanted a stronger deal and imposed sanctions on Iran to force it to the negotiating table. China, France, Germany, Russia and Great Britain remained in the agreement with Iran. President Joe Biden’s administration has been negotiating to return the U.S. to the agreement, but has reached a stalemate with Iran over existing sanctions.

Yaghoubian said that just as the other nations are demanding verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency of Iran’s adherence to the agreement, it was only fair that Iran likewise be able to verify the other signatories fulfilling their obligations under the JCPOA.

“Moving forward, it’s clear,” Yaghoubian said. “Unless Iran can create a mechanism that will be able to verify not only the lifting of sanctions, but also things such as the U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control threatening countries and threatening companies if they do business (with Iran). There needs to be a mechanism that can verify that the United States is actually dropping its illegal, draconian sanctions, and that the OFAC, the Office of Foreign Assets Control is not engaging in the continual dirty business to scare companies and countries off from investment or business deailings in Iran.”

Watch the full segment at “Iran demands guarantee for sanctions removal.”

CSUSB professor concludes series with ‘How to Focus on Relationships in the Age of Distraction’
Psychology Today
Oct. 11, 2021

Anthony Silard, CSUSB assistant professor of public administration, concluded his nine-part series, “Success without Surrender,” with an article on “How to Focus on Relationships in the Age of Distraction,” which focused on learning to develop more meaningful relationships by reducing our dependence on digital devices.

“In the end, our phones, laptops, and tablets are only tools,” Silard wrote. “If we use them in the right ways, they can add a lot of value to our lives. If we do the opposite, they remove value from how we experience life.”

Read the complete article at “How to Focus on Relationships in the Age of Distraction.”

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