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Letter: Iran can’t be trusted to honor nuclear deal

Iran can’t be trusted to honor nuclear deal

At one time or another, most of us have had to sign a contract or agreement for something important like a mortgage, a new car or a college loan. The lender usually takes great care to investigate your background and your ability to make good on the loan. You, for your part, exercise due diligence to ensure that the lender is reliable. Bottom line: If you fulfill your part of the bargain, the lender will meet its part of the bargain.

This week, we signed a deal with Iran on nuclear non-proliferation. The major problem with this is Iran keeping its word. This same Iranian government recently sponsored a hate festival in Tehran, “Quds Day,” calling for the destruction of the United States and Israel. Which Iranian government are we to believe? The one signing the non-proliferation agreement? The one calling for our destruction? And please don’t tell me the Iranian government was only “playing to the Arab street.”

I offer the words of Czechoslovakian foreign minister Jan Masaryk to Lord Halifax as reaction to announcement of the Munich Agreement in 1938, “If you have sacrificed my nation to preserve the peace of the world, I will be the first to applaud you. But if not, gentlemen, God help your souls.”

Bruce Sanders