Book Review: The Iran Wars

Journalist Jay Solomon, in a close look at the Iranian nuclear deal, finds the pact considerably lacking.

By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
September 22, 2016 17:46
4 minute read.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, in Manhattan. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Soon after he signed the nuclear agreement with Iran in July 2015, US Secretary of State John Kerry declared: “I have no doubt we avoided a war. None.”

Acknowledging that the deal did not overthrow Tehran’s clerical regime, change Iran’s policies toward Israel or its Arab neighbors or end the repression of the people of Iran, Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, celebrated the agreement because it “reverses and contains what most experts consider the greatest nuclear proliferation challenge in the world.”

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