America’s Iran Follies

Source: Foreign Policy
by Michael Hirsh

“After more than two decades of failed policies—fluctuating wildly between confrontation and cooperation—Washington and the West still find themselves facing down a hostile Iran. And today, though it is in dire shape economically, Tehran may be close to delivering the final rebuff, with experts saying it is just weeks away from achieving nuclear bomb capability. … It didn’t have to be this way, many experts say. The last two decades of U.S.-Iran relations are a catalog of missed opportunities, botched openings, and profound misunderstandings on both sides.” [editor’s note: There doesn’t seem to be any evidence that the Iranian regime is seeking, let alone anywhere close to achieving, “nuclear bomb capability” – TLK] (06/09/22)