Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99

Readers Respond

News Opinion Readers Respond

Rowhani's charm offensive

Portraying Iranian President Hasan Rowhani as a man of peace is a farce given his record of duplicity and his long association with Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ("Having faith in peace," Oct. 1).

Unfortunately, Mr. Rowhani's charm offensive apparently has been working, as witnessed by the eagerness of President Obama to engage in negotiations with the Iranian government.

The Iranian delegation by a master stroke of diplomacy has been able to continue its nuclear bomb program under the guise of agreeing to negotiate with the U.S. What will be the result of the detente between Iran and the U.S. that the administration has been seeking?

All the outcomes are destined to be negative. First, with an acceleration of Iran's nuclear bomb and missile programs while meaningless negotiations are conducted. Second, with the possible lifting of some sanctions, just when they have begun to bite. And finally, most importantly, we have foreclosed the military option against Iran, not only for us but for Israel as well by giving that nation a red light against any military action against Iran's nuclear program.

Iran is the clear winner. The loser is Israel, which now has no hope that a strike against Iran's nuclear program will be supported by a U.S. that is engaged in fruitless and endless negotiations with Iran.

Nelson Marans, Silver Spring

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Keep talking with Iran

    Keep talking with Iran

    The announcement today that the U.S. and Iran have agreed to extend talks over Tehran's disputed nuclear program is far short of what we might have hoped for. But the extension can't be counted as a failure either. If the goal is to keep up the pressure on Iran's leaders to reach a deal, keeping...

  • Five questions for Cardin

    Five questions for Cardin

    I'd like to ask five questions of Sen. Ben Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and others who support congressional review of any final U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran ("Cardin lands complicated deal with GOP, Obama on Iran," April 14):

  • A bad deal with Iran is worse than war

    A bad deal with Iran is worse than war

    Salah al-Mukhtar, a Jordanian columnist who writes for the Amman News, wrote the following reaction to the framework agreement reached between Iran and the major powers over its disputed nuclear program:

  • Iran can't be trusted to keep its word

    Iran can't be trusted to keep its word

    Your recent editorial on the U.S.-Iran nuclear talks is another indication that the liberal media does not understand that negotiating with Iran from the position of weakness is a disaster ("Negotiating with Iran," April 3).

  • Congress should not kill Iran deal

    Congress should not kill Iran deal

    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham got it right on Sunday when he said the framework accord between Iran and the major world powers on Tehran's disputed nuclear program is probably the best deal the Obama administration could have gotten. Of course, he didn't mean it as a compliment...

  • Congress should not dismiss Iran deal

    Congress should not dismiss Iran deal

    Before those opposed to the recent deal with Iran settle on their opposition ("Negotiating with Iran," April 5), I would hope they consider the following.

  • Iran never threatened to 'wipe Israel off the map'

    Iran never threatened to 'wipe Israel off the map'

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel will not accept any agreement that allows a country that vows to annihilate his nation to develop nuclear weapons.

  • Iran has stuck by its side of the interim deal

    Iran has stuck by its side of the interim deal

    I have rarely read a letter with so many falsehoods as the individual who recently asserted that the Iranians "have lied about working toward a nuke, where their facilities are, how any places, people and pieces of equipment they have working on projects. More importantly, they declare peaceful...

Comments
Loading

73°