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The Iran Nuclear Talks Were Successful — For Iran

Dec. 9, 2014

It seems like Iran has the upper hand in the negotiations with world leaders over its nuclear program. First, the talks failed to bring a deal by the Nov. 24 deadline. During the negotiations, the Iranian diplomats shouted at Secretary of State John Kerry so violently that his bodyguards thought the “negotiations” would go beyond words. But as the talks failed, the countries at the table agreed to move the deadline to June 30. And according to Kerry, a former peace protester, diplomats will be joining hands, singing Kum Ba Ya within a few months time. But that’s not what Iran has been indicating. It has shopped for materials to build a heavy-water reactor that could make weapons-grade plutonium. And while the U.S. announced Iran made concessions, Iran publicly corrected the White House. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his state-run media, “Of course we bypass sanctions. We are proud that we bypass sanctions because the sanctions are illegal.” By these indications, it seems like Kerry can add the Iranian nuclear talks as a smashing failure to his résumé.

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