November 26, 2013
Late Saturday night major powers struck what President Barack Obama termed a historic “first step” with Iran that will significantly reduce the threat from its nuclear program. While Tehran made some unexpected concessions in this agreement, they mostly maintain the status quo and will do little to set back its capability to produce nuclear weapons.
New reports from Tehran suggest that the radical Islamic regime sees the agreement as a huge win for them. Mass demonstrations broke out in favor of the ruling government.
In Jerusalem, the Israelis expressed dismay if not outright anger over the deal, which at best freezes Iran’s current nuclear program while removing the most stinging, and apparently effective, sanctions that had brought the regime to the table in Geneva.