Hello, friends. This is Blase Bonpane. Well, we’re happy to see the Iran deal, a game-changer for the Middle East, and we’re very interested in the comments made by Phyllis Bennis. She has been very clear on this issue from the start. She writes:
“The hard-fought first-stage negotiations resulted in the outlines of an agreement that will significantly limit Iran’s nuclear program in return for significant relief from crippling economic sanctions imposed by the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations.
Both sides made major concessions, though it appears Iran’s are far greater.
In return, the United States and its partners — the UK, France, Germany, Russia, and China — agreed that the UN resolution imposing international sanctions on Iran would be replaced by a new resolution that would end those sanctions but maintain some restrictions.”
This is a tremendous breakthrough, friends, because it ends the infantile “we don’t talk to you” pattern that has been their so long with the United States and Isreal – we don’t talk to you, we just impose things on you. This is a great breakthrough because it seems to be the beginning of diplomacy. But despite the great breakthrough, we see people like Senator John McCain already urging Israel to “go rogue” and to attack Iran. Read More