Obama’s Iran deal is a reckless bet

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Author(s) Michael Gerson
Source The Washington Post
Date July 14, 2015
URL http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obamas-iran-deal-is-a-reckless-bet/2015/07/14/41947940-2a32-11e5-a250-42bd812efc09_story.html
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Quotes-start.png This bystander status looks like the United States’ future in much of the Middle East. The economic payout of the nuclear deal will fund Iranian military activities across the region. And haggling over implementation will continue indefinitely. Just as Obama has been loath to throw away the possibility of a deal by getting tough with Iran, he will be loath to throw away the reality of a deal by getting tough with Iran. And the economic pressure that has influenced Iranian behavior in the past will be gone, with no realistic hope for a “snapback” of sanctions. Quotes-end.png


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This item argues against the position Plan is beneficial on the topic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.