Alexander McCoy

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In the emotional debate in Congress over the Iran nuclear deal, both sides claim they do not want war. But their ways to avoid it are radically different.

Republican presidential candidates, in their Sept. 16 debate, argued that Iranian leaders are so untrustworthy that any deal is foolhardy. They said Washington should walk away. Though President Barack Obama and many Democrats support the agreement, the GOP candidates, and many in Congress, argue that Iran will cheat. If they truly believe this, there is one thing they can do to help military strikes succeed: support the deal.

The Iran deal creates inspections that allow the United States and five world powers — Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany — to probe the strategic importance of various nuclear sites.…  Seguir leyendo »