Contrary to your editorial, the present leaders of Iran, with their more moderate talk, are not sending "mixed signals" but merely confirming their long-term agenda while simultaneously lobbying for the lifting of sanctions ("Iran's mixed signals," Oct. 21).

Iran has not deviated one iota from its nuclear and missile program during the current negotiations, now temporarily postponed.

Iran's objective has been clear from the start of the purported warm-up — namely, to reduce pressure on its economy and continue its nuclear program without interference now that Israel is unable to respond while negotiations continue.

Nelson Marans, Silver Spring