Iran nuclear deal: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Iran nuclear deal: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The deal reached with world powers and Iran over the Islamic republic’s nuclear program is cast by supporters as a historic treaty, while critics, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, call it a “historic mistake.”

How both sides see the deal:

The Good:

• It “temporarily freezes” Tehran’s nuclear program.

• Iran must convert or dilute its fuel stocks that are closest to weapons grade, lengthening the breakout time Iran would need to make fissile material for a nuclear bomb….

The Bad:

• Enrichment is capped but not frozen or rolled back, leaving Iran close to a breakout for a bomb.

• The deal allows Iran to claim the West has accepted its “right” to enrich uranium.

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