To the editor: Michael Krepon may well be correct that the Iran nuclear
Krepon contends that international inspector access to declared and "undeclared, secret facilities" will prevent an Iranian "sprint" to the bomb. But by definition inspectors cannot inspect "secret" sites unless revealed by intelligence or Iranian authorities themselves.
The problem is that unresolved secrecy remains troubling even today. According to the
If the international community is to have confidence in an agreement, the mullahs in Iran must allay longstanding IAEA concerns. Absent that, the reliability of any agreement will be suspect.
Bennett Ramberg, Los Angeles
The writer served as a policy analyst in the State Department's Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs in the George H.W.
To the editor: Krepon has hit the nail on the head. The proposed deal with Iran (supported by Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia) is, on balance, a good agreement. Iran, having been put on notice that acquiring nuclear weapons is a non-starter, is being invited to normalize relations with the Western world.
Those in opposition to this impending agreement — namely Republican Sens.
How ironic: These people drove Iraq into the arms of our nemesis Iran. Debate over, Mr. President — let's seal the deal.
Bob Teigan, Santa Susana
To the editor: Regarding the negotiation terms with Iran, if Netanyahu opposes them then Israel is free to negotiate its own terms with Iran.
Unfortunately, given Netanyahu's bellicosity, he is more likely to threaten war than engage in peaceful negotiations.
Arch Miller, Arcadia