US-Iran nuclear deal blocks “situation of mistrust and verification”, former CIA chief says
Former CIA station chief Dan Hoffman expressed concerns about ongoing nuclear talks between the United States and Iran on “Sunday Morning Futures,” warning that diplomacy may never be achieved with the President Biden’s current level of dominance.
DAN HOFFMAN: I think we want to end Iran’s nuclear program, and if Iran was willing to agree to a better deal without these sunset clauses with inspections. But it is a very difficult thing to do. And remember that Iran has hidden elements of its nuclear program, some of which were discovered by Israel, some of which told us in 2009 that Iran had an enrichment facility in Fordow, which they didn’t. have never declared. We are therefore in a situation of mistrust and verification with Iran. And remember that two of the countries negotiating on our behalf right now for this new deal are China and Russia – two countries that really don’t have our best interests at heart.
I think we’re going to continue to see these tit-for-tat attacks until we establish some kind of dominant position in this relationship with Iran. And that must happen at the same time as the diplomatic negotiations that are taking place. If we are not strong against Iran, there will be no opportunity for diplomacy.
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