May 15, 2014

America Should Not Go Soft on Iran

Michael Singh, Washington Post

The Associated Press

A weak agreement could prove a strategic setback in the guise of a tactical success. Any accord must be crafted to reassure skeptics and survive a change of leadership or of course in Tehran. Rouhani’s presence across the table may make an agreement possible, but it should not dictate the substance of the deal.

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TAGGED: Hassan Rouhani, Middle East, United States, Iran

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