The new nuclear talks with Iran seem to be reflecting a new direction for the Islamic Republic under Hassan Rowhani and a new openness from the US and Europe to a reasonable compromise. The unhappy parties are Israel and Saudi Arabia, but at least for now, they are not able to scuttle the hope for a resolution. Some of what this theater demonstrates is the obvious fact to anyone who has been paying attention for the past fifteen years: the entire issue of an Iranian bomb has been phony. I explain this week in Souciant.
Dismantling the Target
October 18, 2013 by Mitchell Plitnick
Posted in Iran | Tagged Ali Khameini, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, CIA, Geneva, Hassan Rouhani, International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Juan Cole, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, P5+1, People's Mujahedin of Iran, Persian Gulf, Prince Turki bin Faisal al Saud, Saudi Arabia, Shah Reza Pahlavi, Trita Parsi, United States | Leave a Comment
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