Picking up the phone is not rocket science. Shaking hands is better than slamming your fists.
Below are three articles about the tentative P5+1-Iran nuclear deal.
1. An excerpt from, "Hillary Clinton Is Backing Obama On Iran — Here's Why That's A Big Deal" by Brett LoGiurato, Business Insider, February 3:
"As President Obama said, we must give diplomacy a chance to succeed, while keeping all options on the table. The U.S. intelligence community has assessed that imposing new unilateral sanctions now 'would undermine the prospects for a successful comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran.' I share that view. It could rob us of the diplomatic high ground we worked so hard to reach, break the united international front we constructed, and in the long run, weaken pressure on Iran by opening the door for other countries to chart a different course."2. An excerpt from, "Howard Dean Opposes Iran Nuclear Deal" The Washington Free Beacon, January 29:
Her comments come at a time when many Democratic senators are pushing for a new round of sanctions — including a strong push from her former Senate colleague in New York, Sen. Chuck Schumer. And on the campaign trail in 2008, Clinton was against the idea of negotiating with Iran.
Obama made clear in his State of the Union speech last week that he would veto any new sanctions legislation that reaches his desk while negotiations with Iran are ongoing.
“We need to stand up to the mullahs,” said Dean. “These are not people we ought to be negotiating with.”LOL @ Howard Dean trying to play hero for a bunch of misguided fanatics. The MEK is a group that has taken the worst of Islam and Communism and combined the ideologies into one cocktail of craziness. The MEK is more ruthless than the current regime, they're brainwashed victims who are led by a few egomaniacs at the top, and they're not liked very much because of their rotten collaboration with Saddam, so they all could die tomorrow and no one besides ignorant US politicians like Dean would give a damn. Howard Dean needs to read up on the recent history of Iran a little more before making comments about the country and the negotiations with its regime. No wonder he didn't win the Democratic candidacy back in 2004, the guy is a fucking idiot.
He added that if Tehran walked away from a deal due to pressure over human rights issues, then the regime is “most likely going to kill the negotiations as soon as they get out of the economic problems their sanctions are causing them.”
At least two MEK members were reportedly killed in a rocket attack on Camp Liberty last month. An Iranian-backed militia took credit, according to Reuters.
“We ought to sign no agreement until these 3,000 [Camp Liberty refugees] are safe,” said Dean.
3. An excerpt from, "Rouhani lashes out against ‘illiterate’ critics of nuclear deal" by Arash Karami, Al Monitor, February 4:
At a meeting today with the presidents of Iran’s universities, President Hassan Rouhani lamented that only “illiterate” critics of the Geneva nuclear deal speak out while others, such as university professors, support the deal but do not speak openly.This is a problem not just in Iran but across the world, in America, Europe, Israel, the whole planet. Stupid people have loud voices and strong opinions. They scream and shout over others, and denigrate people who think a little differently than they do. There needs to be a worldwide intellectual revolution with quiet and contemplative people leading the way. The idiotic loud-mouths who only want war with others and spread war propaganda every time they open their mouths need to be sidelined from the public discourse verbally, socially, psychologically, politically, and spiritually.
In an unusually tense and harsh tone, Rouhani said, “I don’t want to criticize the universities. You yourselves have to criticize the universities. Why are the universities silent? Why are the professors silent? We want Socrates-like bravery. What are you afraid of?”
Speaking of the Geneva nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1 Rouhani said, “Why is that [when] a big international work is done, university professors write private letters? Why don’t they come and speak?”
Rouhani stressed, “At the very least, this Geneva deal was the first opening for universities and money for university students.” Iran received $500 million in unblocked money Feb. 1 as part of the nuclear deal.
“Only a small number who are fed from a few places speak up?” Rouhani asked, suggesting that domestic critics of the deal are supported by a limited number of groups or institutions.
He continued, “Of course they can speak; it is not a problem. They can criticize; it is not a problem. Why is it that a number of illiterates speak up [while] our university professors and our university elite speak privately? Why don’t they enter the scene?”