The Iranian Nuclear Parameters

(Institute for National Security Studies) Amos Yadlin - The agreement reached in Lausanne is a problematic compromise - one that reflects the U.S. eagerness to reach an agreement for fear of the failure to reach an agreement, the fear of war, or fear that the other powers would not join in another round of sanctions. Iran came to these negotiations seeking to have the sanctions that have hurt Iran's energy and finance sectors significantly lifted immediately. The Iranians have understood the U.S. desire to reach an agreement, which is why Iran was able to drive a harder bargain than the powers. The U.S. should clarify that the emerging nuclear agreement does not give Iran a green light to continue with subversion and terrorism - and should back this with decisive, resolute action against Iran on all fronts in which Iran operates across the Middle East. The U.S. should remain committed to sanctions imposed on Iran regarding Tehran's involvement in terrorism, weapons shipments, abuse of human rights, and missile development and proliferation. Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin, former IDF chief of Defense Intelligence, is director of Tel Aviv University's INSS.

2015-04-07 00:00:00

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