President Barack Obama defended his Iran diplomacy in an interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg published on May 21st.
BUSINESS INSIDER REPORTS:
Obama just hinted at something that could unravel his entire Iran policy
The president offered a curious view of how the Iranian regime’s ideology informs its policy decisions, arguing that these ideas wouldn’t really affect an emerging nuclear deal and what would follow.
For the past year and a half, Obama has sought a deal with Tehran that would place limits on Iranian uranium enrichment and plutonium reprocessing for 10 to 15 years in exchange for substantial and permanent sanctions relief. The current deadline for a final deal is June 30th.
The known contours of a potential deal have been criticized from a number of angles: There’s no agreement on when or how sanctions will be lifted; the deal as it’s currently envisioned won’t mothball or permanently close a single Iranian nuclear facility, and won’t even deal with ballistic missile research — the only purpose of which is to develop long-range delivery systems for nuclear warheads; Iranian leaders don’t want to allow inspections of military-related sites under the agreement, either.
But in his interview, Goldberg asked about an even more basic point of contention. A nuclear deal will be signed with an Iranian regime that promotes an intensely anti-Western and, as Obama readily admits, anti-Semitic state ideology. Goldberg wondered how Obama could believe that anti-Semitism was inherently irrational, while also believing that the Tehran regime was itself rational.
Obama’s answer offered unintentional insight into how the president views the Iranian regime.
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Obama’s Iran Policy Unraveling!