Why Iran Is Not a Reliable Negotiating Partner

(Los Angeles Times) Jonah Goldberg - It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of "Death to America!" In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. But there's more. Iran, according to our State Department, has been the chief exporter of terrorism for the last three decades. It has worked closely with al-Qaeda. Most of the Sept. 11 hijackers traveled through Iran with the help of the government. U.S. judges have ruled that Iran was an accomplice in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa and the Sept. 11 attacks. During the Iraq war, Iran was responsible for numerous American deaths. On Sunday's "Meet the Press," former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said he fears Iran more than Islamic State.

2015-03-18 00:00:00

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