Letter from America

The Iran bogey

Print edition : May 15, 2015

John Kerry (left), U.S. Secretary of State, with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (right) before the start of negotiationson Iran's nuclear programme, in Lausanne March 20. Photo: AFP

U.S. President Barack Obama making a statement about the nuclear deal reached with Iran, at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 2. Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP

A compromise between Congress and President Barack Obama kept the President's hopes of the nuclear deal alive. Seen here is Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (left), on April 14. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's Prime Minister, speaking against the nuclear deal with Iran at a joint meeting of Congress in Washington D.C., on March 3. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran despite an irrational hatred for the country in Republican and Israeli circles signals recognition of new geopolitical realities.
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