[Ed. – The Times has blurred the line between opinion and reporting.]
Ahead of the inauguration this past week of Ebrahim Raisi as the Ayatollah-sanctioned president of Iran, The New York Times published a piece last weekend about the United States and Iran jeopardizing their chances of returning to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – a reported, not opinion, article that omitted criticism of the agreement from which President Donald Trump was right to withdraw.
The headline read, “Biden Promised to Restore the Iran Nuclear Deal. Now It Risks Derailment.” Let us break it down.
“Both sides have much to lose if the diplomacy fails. For President [Joe] Biden, getting the 2015 nuclear accord back on track is a top goal, in hopes of containing, once more, a nuclear program that has resumed with a vengeance three years after Mr. Trump withdrew from it,” wrote the article’s authors – David Sanger, Lara Jakes and Farnaz Fassihi.