By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
The Nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 resumed yesterday.
They began with the Iranian representative firmly proclaiming that Iran has no intention of shutting down a single nuclear facility.
This was a surprise to many observers - but not to me.
Since November the West has been maintaining that Iran will close certain facilities. The United States even took it upon itself to promise Israel that certain nuclear centers would be shut down.
But when you listened to the Iranians who were party to the agreement they repeatedly said that closing sites was nowhere in the agreement.
Of course, the West believed the West.
I realized that Iran would not have been so insistent if they did not have a real leg to stand on. And so it goes. Diplomats and Western leaders lied. Iran was speaking the truth. Iran does not and will not shut down their nuclear facilities.
Where does that leave us? In deep trouble.
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