Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Iran election links

Vox Sentences has a good rundown on links about Iran's election over the weekend. The last three are the best. If you only have time for one, read The Guardian.

A point I haven't seen:  everyone agrees it wasn't a free and fair election, but as a test of whether the Iranian people want this nuclear deal with the US and with the rest of the world, it could not have had a clearer result. If anything, the hardliners interference in the election downplays how much the people clearly want the deal.

The hardliners now running for the Republican nomination seem to think Iranians would welcome more sanctions and maybe a few airstrikes. Guess again.

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