PRABIR PURKAYASTHA – The possibility of theÂ Joint Comprehensive Plan of ActionÂ (JCPOA)â€”or the Iran nuclear dealâ€”being revived, though difficult,Â seems to have brightened in February 2022. The U.S. may now also believe that the potential loss of Russian natural gas and oil due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war needs to be offset by Iran returning to the global oil market.
JOHN LAFORGE – When it comes to double-standards, sheer hypocrisy, and laughable duplicity, Germany takes the cake this week â€” for nuclear weapons two-facedness.
MEL GURTOV – Despite the best efforts of the Israeli government under Benjamin Netanyahu to disrupt the nuclear talks with Iran by attacking Iranâ€™s nuclear computer network, the news out of Geneva is that a new agreement is close to being signed. It has been a very rough road to get thereâ€”a road worth recalling because among that agreementâ€™s accomplishments will be resumption of multilateral diplomacy with the US at the table.
ALEX MCDONALD – Although the Iranian government has its problems, I saw greatness in its people. The people overwhelmingly were warm and welcoming. They repeatedly told us they love Americans but donâ€™t like our government. So, letâ€™s stand up against corruption in our government, like the influence of hostile forces trying to buy our politicians and use our military power. Letâ€™s oppose governments rather than their people. Letâ€™s use our American strengths for good, or even better, for Greatness.