Here’s how Iran is responding to the failure of the nuclear talks

November 25, 2014 7:44 PM

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In initial remarks after their failure to close out a nuclear deal, Iranian leaders are crowing over their “success” in not being tricked by dastardly Westerners. It is a response that can be read two ways: president Hassan Rouhani and his cohort will continue to dig in in order to avoid such predictable trickery, thus confounding any near-term future agreement, or it will now start to genuine horse-trade, having proven to hardliners at home that they are alert to Western cunning.

In the nuclear issue, America and colonial European countries got together and did their best to bring the Islamic Republic to its knees, but they could not do so—and they will not be able to do so.

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