Letters to the Editor

Letter: A first step

November 28, 2013


To the editor:

The recent interim nuclear agreement with Iran should be cautiously welcomed. Iran has agreed to dilute half of its highly enriched uranium, not to pursue further enrichment and submit to inspection of its reactors and centrifuges. In return some of the sanctions on Iran’s oil and gold exports will be lifted and Iran will have access to some of its frozen assets to buy food and medical supplies.

This is just a first step with the goal of coming to a comprehensive agreement in six months. It is not perfect but increases the time required for Iran to build a nuclear weapon. We have six more months to try to diplomatically solve this issue. It may still not work but as Winston Churchill said  “To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.”


Shawn House 4 years, 6 months ago

Sounds like Iraq all over again. I hope I'm wrong.

Brock Masters 4 years, 6 months ago

I agree talks and peaceful solutions are best but what concerns me is Iran share an entirely different interpretation of what was agreed to immediately after it was agreed.

Beator 4 years, 6 months ago

Obama would have given Iran more, but Kerry was doing the negotiating.

The petrodollar has been secured for awhile longer. China gets their oil. Germany gets their oil. Europe get's their oil, avoiding harassment from Putin and his oil. Iran gets money from selling their oil to buy electronics. That's all that matters with this deal.

Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 6 months ago

Since Iran signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty with the United Nations and not the United States should it not be someone from the UN that is talking with Iran? Why is all this up to the US to decide and enforce? By the way, Israel refused to sign that treaty so while Iran can have its nuclear plants inspected by the UN, Israel is off limits.

Beator 4 years, 6 months ago

I'm guessing the deal is about oil..Nukes are just the cover story.

Brock Masters 4 years, 6 months ago

Leslie, the reason Iran's nuclear plants will be inspected is to ensure they don't make a nuclear bomb. No need to inspect Israel's plants since they already have nuclear weapons.

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