Testing Iran

After a week of disarray and competing signals, it appears that Iran's government is backing away from a deal to transport almost all its enriched uranium abroad for processing. Khamenei wants to transport it bit by bit, which would keep Iran's potential for nuclear breakout just about where it is. We should wait for clarification. But what it signals to me is a classic attempt to avoid real compromise, to play for time and to try and spin all this as a victory for the coup government. Getting Tehran's intransigence clearly acknowledged, if this pans out, will be important. So will preparing sanctions to keep the pressure up. My sense is that the regime feels vulnerable - and could be pushed into further concessions. Stay tuned...

2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan

Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Dravet Syndrome is a severe form of epilepsy that affects children. Could marijuana oils alleviate their seizures?

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Inside a family's fight to use marijuana oils to treat epilepsy

Video

A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

Video

Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

Video

A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

Video

'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

Just In