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Iran deal a 'Pandora's Box'

If we believe that Iran will cease its nuclear program and its support for international terrorism after the agreement is signed, we are living in a fool's paradise ("Sen. Ben Cardin says U.S. negotiators got 'awful lot' in Iran deal," July 23). The argument that Iran will no longer develop nuclear bomb technology and will become a peaceful member of the international community is reminiscent of the statement by Neville Chamberlain that the agreement with Adolf Hitler meant peace in our times. To the contrary, as we know full well, Hitler had no intention to live up to the accords, took the concessions and prepared for all-out war.

Iran now will be flush with cash from the lifting of sanctions, will accelerate its efforts to destabilize the Middle East and dominate our allies in the region with the ultimate objective the destruction of Israel.

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Iran previously has shown its ability to conceal key elements of its nuclear program from the U.S. Certainly, a paper agreement with Iran will self-destruct at the whim of its rulers. We have opened a Pandora's Box with unlimited access of funds for Iran.

Nelson Marans, Silver Spring

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