Middle East

Italy Does Iran's Dirty Work by Arresting a Dissident

Is the nuclear deal leading Western countries to curry favor with Tehran?

How's that working out?

Photographer: Rick Wilking/AFP/Getty Images

Since the beginning of his presidency, Barack Obama has expressed his wish for Iran to join the community of nations. Taken in the abstract, this is not objectionable. If Iran changes its behavior, Western countries should try to meet it half way, so the theory goes.

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