Evergreene Digest: Should the US trust Iran? That query should probably be turned on its head.

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Trevor Timm, Guardian

Tuesday 8 September 2015 | Americans have spent a lot of time over the past couple months looking at the Iranian nuclear deal with labored skepticism and raised eyebrows. It seems that Obama finally has the votes he needs to secure the deal, but that may not stop congressional opposition from going forward with a “resolution of disapproval.” The opposition would have you believe that the deal is dangerous and Iran is not to be trusted.

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Obama hit back, asserting that the deal is built on “unprecedented verification,” not on trust. Still, pundits say that Iran is in it only to pursue “nefarious goals” that will “sucker” the US and Europe into economic relations and put Israel at risk. After all, look at Iran’s shifty and power-grabby record. “We cannot let history repeat itself,” said the hawkish nonprofit Secure America Now, with panties in bunch. We can’t engage in diplomatic agreements with such an irrational entity. I mean, Iran? Are you kidding? They’re nuts.

Trevor Timm <http://www.theguardian.com/profile/trevor-timm>is a Guardian US columnist and executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a non-profit that supports and defends journalism dedicated to transparency and accountability.

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