Hassan Rouhani

Congress should support deal with Iran

Congress should support deal with Iran

The Iran agreement helps America's national security, protects Israel and contains Iran's nuclear ambitions. It is a compromise, but that is not a criticism. Nothing except a compromise was possible. Predictably, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Republican presidential candidates blasted the agreement. To them, anything short of Iran giving up its nuclear enrichment capability — an unrealistic goal — is a failure. Netanyahu called the deal a "historic mistake." However, Netanyahu hated the negotiations when they started 20 months ago. He preferred that the United States attack Iran's nuclear facilities — acting as Israel's...