My Mideast Punchlines: breaking bad….

Bad news. The United States and Iran are apparently shaping the contours of a deal that would initially freeze Tehran’s nuclear program but would allow it to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make nuclear arms over the last years of the agreement’s duration . . .

The idea would be to reward Iran for good behaviour over the last years of any agreement, by gradually lifting constraints on its uranium enrichment program imposed as part of a deal that would also would slowly ease sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Small FistThe gist of the West’s message appears to be: be good little boys now, and we’ll allow you to throw your toys out of the pram later. I have one word to sum up this approach: appeasement. And we all know how that usually ends.

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