Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What's the deal with the deal brewing between the U.S. and Iran?

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It’s become an international debate. The proposed deal between the United States and Tehran. Designed to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons aspirations. Something that, if it works, could make the world a safer place. If it doesn’t: much less safe.
As a sign of good faith, the Obama administration says no more sanctions against Iran. Many in Congress, who otherwise have supported sanctions, are with him on this gamble. Others are not.
Of course, enter House Speaker John Boehner’s invite to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress about the dangers of trusting the Iranian regime – and you’ve got the makings of a monumental debate over a monumental issue.
But what is it, exactly, the United States is trying to extract from Iran? Today we are learning more about that.
Reportedly, under a proposed compromise, most of the nearly 10,000 centrifuges Iran is operating would keep running. But they would be reconfigured to reduce the amount of enriched uranium produced.
But wait. There are those who argue that this actually allows Iran to have some nuclear weapons. And that the deal would propel Iran into the regional power that it wants to become. Working with the United States, supposedly, to help maintain order and balance in the Middle East.
Much as the White House is miffed at Boehner for inviting Netanyahu without first alerting the president, The European Union is upset. Because it was kept in the dark too, about this reportedly proposed deal.
There are those who have an even more dire view of things than even Netanyahu. Analysts who warn Iran not only already has nuclear weapons. But the capability to strike the United States.
If that’s the case, one might argue the United States has no choice but to come up with some face-saving spinned agreement with Iran. Or launch a military strike to destroy its nuclear program.

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