The Middle East is hardly a cheery place these days. But there’s one silver lining: The Iran deal is paying off big.
Lifting of sanctions will be most significant for the Iranian people as Iran reintegrates into the world economy.
Statement from Phyllis Bennis, IPS’s Middle East expert
But we must not take the survival of the nuclear deal for granted, because it still has many powerful opponents.
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Ending this imbroglio requires robust diplomacy.
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Winning the fight to protect the deal in Congress was a huge victory for diplomacy over war. But there’s still much work to be done.
Phyllis Bennis: “Everyone is safer with this deal — because everyone is safer when we use diplomacy instead of war.”
Will the monumental deal lay the foundation for creating a nuclear free zone throughout the Middle East?