Skip to content
Subscriber Only
Business
Economics

Iran’s Return From Exile Poses a Challenge for U.S., Allies

President Barack Obama speaks at the Gulf Cooperation Council-U.S. summit at Camp David in May 2015. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

President Barack Obama speaks at the Gulf Cooperation Council-U.S. summit at Camp David in May 2015. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Updated on

Iran is back. Its agreement with world powers to curb its nuclear program will ease its isolation as an international pariah and let the oil-rich nation resume participation in global commerce.

That prospect presents new challenges to U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, which pursued the nuclear accord while vowing not to ease pressure on the Islamic Republic as a supporter and bankroller of international terrorism.