Sen. Robert Menendez’s commentary advocated an initiative that would ensure failure. If the “Nuclear Weapons Free Iran Act” should pass over a promised presidential veto, it almost certainly would scuttle the negotiations to curb Iran’s nuclear program.
Mr. Menendez did not address the fact that six nations and the European Union, not just the United States, are negotiating with Iran. If U.S. actions such as advancing this bill are behind a collapse in negotiations, the international sanctions regime would collapse as well.
Most dangerous is the language that fully supports Israel if it feels endangered. The Israeli government has declared that “a diplomatic solution would require Iran to . . . cease all uranium enrichment.” The bill’s language can be taken as an open-ended invitation to attack, involving the United States in another Middle East war.
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