Iran negotiations failing - will Iran get the bomb?

“Barack Obama made outreach to Iran the cornerstone of his policy toward that country. In his first interview as president, he declared, ‘If countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us.’ In effect, though, this desperate diplomacy transformed Obama into Tehran’s useful idiot.” – Michael Rubin, AEI

In a just published piece, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Middle East expert Michael Rubin writes that President Obama’s policy of negotiating with Iran without preconditions is not producing productive results, and is only allowing Iran to buy time for their nuclear program.  With the latest International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran’s nuclear program likely to be leaked this week, Iranian nuclear capability continues to grow.

Other new pieces from Rubin on Iran include:

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at AEI and a former Pentagon official whose major research area is the Middle East, with a special focus on Iran.  He has also lived and conducted research in Iran.  He can be reached at mrubin@aei.org.

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  • Michael Rubin is a former Pentagon official whose major research areas are the Middle East, Turkey, Iran and diplomacy. Rubin instructs senior military officers deploying to the Middle East and Afghanistan on regional politics, and teaches classes regarding Iran, terrorism, and Arab politics on board deploying U.S. aircraft carriers. Rubin has lived in post-revolution Iran, Yemen, both pre- and post-war Iraq, and spent time with the Taliban before 9/11. His newest book, Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engagement examines a half century of U.S. diplomacy with rogue regimes and terrorist groups.


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