Our national policy should force Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions
The “deal” with Iran that supposedly halts its atomic bomb development should shock and alarm every American [“Give peace a chance in Iran,” Opinion, Nov. 27].
Iran gave up nothing and got billions in relief from sanctions. It will not impede Iran’s march to nuclear-strike capability in the slightest, and probably will aid it. The implications for the future may be as profound as the infamous Munich Agreement.
I urge readers to support those representatives and senators who are pressing for greater sanctions. If sanctions are effective, tighter sanctions would advance our aims — even more effectively. Our national policy should be nothing short of forcing Iran to give up their nuclear ambitions, not to elicit worthless promises from a relentless exporter of terrorism.
This is a tragedy that will lead to more war, not less, as happened after the Munich Agreement. Do not believe for a moment that this makes us safer, and do not rejoice. Those who do are reprising hollow echoes of “peace in our time.”
— Robert Wilkes, Bellevue