Iran nuclear deal is here to stay

Source: Asia Times:

The Israeli-Palestinian issues – settlements, ‘two-state solution’ and the American embassy’s relocation to Jerusalem, etc. – hogged the attention during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with President Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday. The Iran question became a sub-text.

This was rather odd, but not entirely surprising on the part of the beleaguered Trump administration. For Netanyahu, the Iran nuclear deal was a historic mistake, which he did everything to kill, while for Trump it was the “worst deal in history”, and at one point he’d vowed to “rip it up”.

Clearly, Trump and Netanyahu missed a historic opportunity. The joint White House readout on their talks merely says: “The President and Prime Minister agreed on the need to counter the threats posed by Iran and its proxies… so as to create a more secure Middle East to the benefit of all countries. The two leaders agreed that the Iran nuclear deal is a terrible deal for the United States, Israel, and the world. The President assured the Prime Minister that Iran must not, and will not, obtain nuclear weapons capability.”

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