22 Jul '15 22:30>
Originally posted by sh76The US has a long history of using sanctions to impose terrible harm on the populations of countries failing to comply with their demands. Quite why Americans imagine they have the right to impose their will in this fashion is beyond me. It is not a peaceful approach to international disputes. It is destructive and unprincipled. A common US pattern is to starve a country of trade for many years, then point to the political, social and economic failings of the country they have damaged as evidence that they were right all along.
There's a solution a little less dramatic than that, Bill: It's maintaining or even stepping up the sanctions unless and until Iran stops it's nuclear program entirely, or at least until you get better terms than this agreement (which allows Iran to continue to enrich uranium and sunsets a lot of the inspection provisions).
It's possible that Iran was going ...[text shortened]... hance of stopping or seriously delaying the Iranian nuke program. Hopefully the Mossad is on it.