iran nuclear negotiations
If the United States acts with ill intent and makes it difficult for Iran to receive the benefits it is due under the deal, then years of diplomacy will be undone and a zero-sum mentality will once again take hold between the two countries -- with disastrous consequences for the region.
Those who ideologically opposed the negotiations with Iran on the nuclear issue have been proven wrong. Diplomacy works and
Khamenei's defeat bodes well for Iran. After the crippling sanctions and the shadow of a possible war with the U.S. are lifted, Iran's economy will begin to improve and Western investments will begin to flow into the country. With an improved economy and the absence of a threat to Iran's national security, democratic groups inside the country will be able to raise their voice and demand lifting of the security environment that has pervaded Iran since the Green Movement of 2009-2011.
As a potential catalyst for further diplomatic means of conflict resolution, the comprehensive agreement provides a unique opportunity to seriously engage Iran and possibly alleviate these tensions. Given the significant ramifications that these openings may herald for the future of Iran-Arab world ties, it is more important than ever to engage and analyze viewpoints from scholars and analysts based in the region on the future of Iran's role in the Middle East and Arab security.
Different Iranians call the deal "the best resolution," "a path to the progressive world" and "nothing more than a piece of paper."
ADL has had policy on this issue for over a decade because of our mission: to fight the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. And, for decades, Iran repeatedly has promoted anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism.
The unprecedented harsh way that President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry were/are recently characterized and treated by some members of the Congress and a few politicians concerning the nuclear deal with Iran, could be considered as a symptom of a brewing national moral crisis.
President Obama explains why supporters of the Iraq War now oppose the nuclear deal with Iran.
Van Hollen also addressed his hawkish colleagues in Congress, many of whom decried the deal even before fully reading it, who have been quick to move the goalposts of the agreement to include everything Iran does that we find objectionable.
The problem has been stated: Iran might be producing a nuclear arsenal. The solution: have an agreement that will stop them from having nuclear military capability. I think both the problem and the solution are wrongly defined.