El Medio, July 15
The Deal with Iran: One Year of DeceitThose of us who were strongly opposed to an agreement we felt it was so bad for Western interests, peace in the region, and international stability as to prefer it not signed at all, we have all seen our arguments strengthened in this first year of the deal going by the acronym JCPOA.
2016-07-15 by Rafael Bardají
Israel Hayom, June 30
Iran is as belligerent as everhttp://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=16561 While some want us to see peace, moderation, and even friendship with Iran, the objective truth continues to be Iranian extremism, hostility, and violence.
2016-07-04 by Giulio Terzi and Joseph I. Lieberman
POLITICO, January 27
Moderate Iran is a fantasyhttp://www.politico.eu/article/moderate-iran-is-a-fantasy-ayatollah-tehran/
The West should be wary of deepening ties with a regime that has stepped up arrests and judicial abuse.
2016-01-28 by Giulio Terzi
The Wall Street Journal, November 13
Don’t Give Iran’s President a Passhttp://www.wsj.com/articles/dont-give-irans-president-a-pass-1447361003
Italian and French leaders should press Rouhani on his worsening human-rights record.
2015-11-13 by Giulio Terzi
The battle of perceptions
If Iran develops nuclear weapons, it’s got everything. It already has enough rockets to destroy Israel in a surprise attack. It would not be dissuaded by the fact that about 1.5 million Israeli Arabs would also die. Islam provides heaven’s glorious consolation for Muslim martyrs
2015-08-31 by Carlos Alberto Montaner
The Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2015
Confrontation With Iran Is Inevitablehttp://www.wsj.com/articles/confrontation-with-iran-is-inevitable-1438813370
Assuming, as this agreement does, that Iran will moderate its policies, renounce its hegemonic aspirations, reject its terrorist proxies and become a “normal” country is a dangerous gambit. The more likely outcome is an empowered regime, better equipped to pursue its regional interests and perfectly capable of building a nuclear bomb.
2015-08-05 by Jose Maria Aznar
Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2015
The consequences of a bad deal with Iranhttp://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-bolton-iran-military-option-20150726-story.html
So the real choice we are faced with is dealing with the consequences of military action or the consequences of a nuclear Iran. Neither is palatable, but the latter is far worse. If the real objective is stopping Iran from getting nuclear weapons, preemptive military action is now inescapable.
2015-07-27 by Ambassador John Bolton
Trying to Avert War
Netanyahu, Churchill and Congress
An agreement that leaves Iran with the potential to achieve nuclear breakout will trigger a Middle East arms race that will exponentially increase the risks of global nuclear war, a risk multiplied by the vulnerability of regional governments to overthrow by extremists.
2015-03-02 by Richard Kemp