Sheldon Richman on Iran: It's Not About Nuclear Weapons

Credit: US GOVTCredit: US GOVTIf you want to understand the U.S.-Iran controversy, know this: It is not about nuclear weapons. You’re thinking: Of course it’s about nuclear weapons. Everyone says so. But Sheldon Richman says one must look at the leading opponents of the agreement: Israel and Saudi Arabia. For overlapping reasons, both would hate to see the 34-year-old cold war between the United States and Iran come to an end.

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