The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

What Next for Iran? | Spengler

President Trump was good to his word, dumping the rotten Iran deal in the toughest possible way. First, he stated in so many words that the United States wanted regime change, not just a revised deal with the mullahs. Second, he warned that any nation assisting Iran's nuclear program also would face sanctions (it's not clear what would trigger such sanctions, which is going to worry the Europeans). Third, he showed contempt for European diplomacy by hailing Israel's acquisition of Iranian nuclear-weapons plans, something that the Europeans insisted had no bearing on the present deal.

You don't get tougher than that. Ronald Reagan must be opening champagne in heaven.

Now comes the tough part.


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Was the Iran deal rotten? I don't know. Since everything said about the Middle East by every interested party is best assumed to be a lie I have no idea how anyone can know that it was rotten. Or indeed that it was good.

Posted by: dearieme | May 10, 2018 8:20:09 AM