What should we make of the possible deal with Iran? Roger Cohen calls it “the formidable difficulty of a negotiation between mistrustful adversaries.”
Israel picks up some expert allies in their disagreement with the deal. And France does its best to keep the deal from happening, as well, allying with US Republicans (“The French are becoming very good leaders in the Mideast.” — Sen. Lindsey Graham on CNN, with Sen. John McCain not far behind).
Cohen verges on the optimistic side of things and concludes, after discussing several key points:
All this speaks for the critical importance of seizing the moment and clinching an exacting interim deal that gets all that Iranian nuclear capacity in a verifiable box and builds the confidence needed for a broader accord.