Iran Nuke Faceoff
Did the U.S. get hustled by Iran? Or was it an Obama triumph? The Daily Beast’s Reza Aslan and Reihan Salam debate. Plus, Gary Sick on the historic negotiations.
In one day of negotiations, Iran has relented on nuclear inspections and shipping enriched uranium. Reza Aslan says it’s not a bad start, though the most intractable issues lie ahead.
Yes, diplomatic talks are good. But the Iranians have conceded virtually nothing of value, while Obama has conceded a fair bit. And, Reihan Salam argues, Russia is stringing the U.S. along.
The Geneva nuclear talks were just baby steps along a long and perilous path. Still, this was a historic moment after 30 years of mutual recriminations and hyperbole.