Iran’s Nuclear Program Is Still Growing – Robert Satloff
The most consequential aspect of the Geneva deal is an apparent promise that, at the end of the process, Iran may be able to enrich as much uranium as it wants, to whatever level it wants. That emerges from language buried in the Joint Plan of Action concerning the parameters of a final agreement that is supposed to be negotiated over the next six months.
Washington is on record now agreeing that the final accord will allow Iran to enrich uranium, putting the last nail in the coffin of six UN Security Council resolutions calling on Iran to suspend its enrichment activities and providing a potentially huge payoff for Iran.
When viewed in combination with the outcome of the Syria chemical weapons episode, there is little doubt that America’s threat of force has lost much of its credibility. The writer is executive director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. (New Republic)