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“A thaw between Iran and America is not guaranteed, obviously. The possibility of wholesale moderation within Iranian politics is even more remote. But neither does a nuclear deal depend on such things to be successful or to be worth having. On the contrary, success relies on the routine of inspections and the slow accumulation of confidence; and the deal will be measured chiefly on whether it puts a bomb out of reach. Everything else is a bonus,” writes the Economist.
“Sunni Arab nations and Israel are deeply opposed to any deal, fearing that it would strengthen Iran’s power in the region. This agreement addresses the nuclear program, the most urgent threat, and does not begin to tackle Iran’s disruptive role in Syria and elsewhere. Iran is widely seen as a threat; whether it can get beyond that will depend on whether its leaders choose to be less hostile to its neighbors, including Israel,” writes the New York Times.
“If the Iranian people see their own leaders meeting and smiling with American diplomats, even negotiating deals, trusting them enough to dismantle huge pieces of the nation’s cherished nuclear program, then the chants of “Down with America” might soon lose their potency—and the regime’s political legitimacy, the rationale for its existence, could gradually evaporate,” writes Fred Kaplan for Slate.