- Iran Sees How the West Fails to Enforce an Arms-Control Deal – Editorial
The UN Security Council last week watched video of medics failing to resuscitate the child victims of a chlorine attack in March in northern Syria. The crime comes less than two years after a U.S.-Russia agreement to disarm Bashar Assad’s chemical arsenal.
The larger lesson of this episode is the failure of international arms control. Too many countries have too many reasons to deny or look away from violations that don’t directly affect them. The Russians want to protect an ally, and the Obama Administration doesn’t want to admit that its chemical-arms diplomacy has failed. Get ready for more of the same after the same governments celebrate a nuclear deal with Iran. (Wall Street Journal)
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