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Iran: A Good Deal Now in Danger

posted on January 24, 2014

At The New York Review of Books, Jessica T. Mathews, the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, details the decades-long tension between the United States and Iran over the latter’s nuclear weapons program, and the historic, positive implications of the recent nuclear deal. “For the first time in decades, the US has an opportunity to test whether it can reach a settlement with Iran that would turn what may still be an active weapons program into a transparent, internationally monitored, civilian program.” She also warns against the legislative branch’s interference. “Yet the US Congress, acting reflexively against Iran, and under intense pressure from Israel, seems ready to shatter the agreement with a bill that takes no account of Iranian political developments, misunderstands proliferation realities, and ignores the dire national security consequences for the United States.”

Read at The New York Review of Books