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Letter: U.S. will regret deal with Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry next to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (right) after a statement in Geneva. (Nov. 24, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

The editorial "Multinational Iran deal a careful step worth taking" [Nov. 26] reminded me of the recent BBC interview with former Secretary of State George Shultz.

Shultz said the Iranians are good at "smiling, encouraging you on and then cutting your throat." Shultz, not President Barack Obama or Secretary of State John Kerry, is likely to be correct. Obama will be as successful in preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear military capability as his predecessors were in preventing both North Korea and Pakistan from doing so.

This most recent capitulation to the forces of darkness and evil by the president could easily have been avoided simply by severely tightening the sanctions already in place, rather than loosening them. When your opponent is on the ropes, that's the time to hit hardest. That course would have required a bit of common sense and spine, both acutely lacking in our current national leadership!

Bernard A. Bilawsky, North Massapequa