Qualifying and conditioning the notion of NATO’s defense guarantee is a major step on the path to abandoning it.
In an interview with a Palestinian newspaper, the president’s son-in-law has revealed himself to be either strikingly naive—or deeply cynical.
Withdrawing from the nuclear deal, as he seems to prefer, would destroy America’s ability to monitor the Islamic Republic’s nuclear activities.
It’s certainly possible the Islamic Republic could fall sometime soon. But the nuclear deal prevents weapons development now.
It starts with exiting the Iran nuclear deal without a plan, and it could end with a messy, violent, and unnecessary conflict.
Insisting on a “better” agreement, and threatening to walk away, is a recipe for no deal at all.
It is true that Iran’s behavior in the region has not improved. But it is also true that this behavior cannot be attributed to the nuclear deal.