Letter: Don’t let Iran talks fool us

The threatening behavior of Iran is a vital issue for the United States. For many years the government of Iran spewed hatred while moving toward development of nuclear weapons. President Obama claims this is intolerable and unacceptable.

As a result of the agreement reached between the six major powers of the U.N. Security Council and Iran, the progress of the Iranian government has been slowed, but not eliminated or even reversed. Plutonium production, which has no purpose other than nuclear weapon development, is moving forward at the new facility in Arak, Iran. In addition, uranium enrichment continues beyond what is needed for the generation of electricity.

Considering that the development of nuclear weapons by other nations went undetected by the entire American intelligence community, I have concerns about these issues. In short, we did not know that North Korea, China, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Russia were very close to developing a nuclear arsenal until it was already completed. This is quite troubling and is likely to be repeated in the case of Iran.

Arthur Lee Horn, via email



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