October 15, 2013 | Quote

Showdown Looms Over Nuclear Iran

Are we on the cusp of a major diplomatic break on Iran’s nuclear program at talks scheduled to open in Geneva next week? The mainstream news media thinks so. 

This includes Washington Post communist David Ignatius who believes a “new regional framework” is around the corner that will accommodate “the security needs of Iranians, Saudis, Israelis, Russians, and Americans.” 

Former USA Today columnist Barbara Slavin is also optimistic and wrote in a Voice of America article this week that conditions for progress “are far more propitious than they were four years ago” and that “both the U.S. and Iran have been hinting at concessions while trying to look resolute.”

Conservative experts are more skeptical. Clifford May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, is unimpressed by the supposed moderation of new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and has accused the Obama administration of wishful thinking.

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