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Deal will finance Iran's nuclear ambitions

Regarding your editorial "Dealing with Tehran" (Jan. 19), hey, Pollyanna, please put a pause to your paean to President Barack Obama.

We exchanged justly convicted felons for innocent hostages held by Iran, and President Obama takes a victory lap as if we can't see the imbalance.

But this swap is small potatoes in the grand scheme of things. When Iran uses some of the billions it receives for promising not to develop nuclear weapons to purchase them from North Korea, we will have financed exactly what President Obama set out to prevent.

Paul Bloustein,...