2nd Iranian Presidential Debate: All Support Nuclear Deal

5/7/2017 The second presidential debate took place in Iran and, while President Rouhani came under heavy fire from hardline rivals, they all agreed on one thing: The nuclear deal is a good thing for the theocratic, jihadist Islamic Republic of Iran. The previous debate was won by Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri in a landslide, while the candidate favored by the Supreme Leader, Ebrahim Raisi, was seen as the big loser. One online poll showed that 42% said Jahangiri won, followed by 34% for Rouhani and 15% for Bagher Qalibaf. Most observers assume Jahangiri will drop out and endorse Rouhani before…
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5 Ways Iran is Disarming the West

9/28/2015 The deal with Iran does not disarm the regime of its nuclear weapons capacity, but it does go a long way towards disarming someone: The West. There are five ways that the deal handcuffs the U.S. and its allies by undermining their options against Iran in the future. 1. Disarming the Sanctions Option The deal's supporters claim that the international sanctions that collapsed the Iranian economy will immediately "snap back" if the regime violates the deal, so why not give it a try? To believe that claim, you have to believe that our international partners are willing to hurt…
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