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Ratify the Iran Nuke Deal

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On July 14, 2015, a group consisting of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany (P5 + 1) agreed to terms with Iran on a plan to ease international sanctions on Iran in exchange for verifiable promises by Iran not to engage in activity designed to develop nuclear weapons. Negotiations were long and tedious, with deadlines extended on more than one occasion. Primary opposition to the deal has been expressed by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Congressional Republicans – including, to the surprise of nobody, those who have announced their candidacy for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination.

The arguments put forth predominantly express distrust of the Iranian government and the inadequacy of the inspection regime proposed to verify their adherence to the deal. Israeli hesitance is to be expected, since Iran poses a more direct threat to the state of Israel than to some of…

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