In the past, Iran has evaded international accountability in a way that cast doubt on its protestations that its nuclear program was for peaceful purposes only. But in June, Iranians elected as their president, Hassan Rouhani, who has called for creative negotiations to resolve the nuclear issue and who seems to have the support of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the country’s religious establishment.
Rouhani’s assurances shouldn’t be taken at face value. But if Iran agrees to restraints that effectively stop the clock on weaponization, the international community should be willing to reciprocate with a measured relaxation of sanctions.
— Los Angeles Times
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