US Secretary of State John Kerry (centre L) talks to an aide outside the Beau-Rivage hotel during a break in negotiations with Iran's Foreign Minister over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne March 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / BRIAN SNYDER
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
A nuclear deal with Iran would be a diplomatic victory for Barack Obama, but its historic worth and impact on the U.S. president's legacy may not be known for a decade or more.In July 2007, a dark-haired, fresh-faced U.S. Senator was asked if he would meet the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea without precondition in the first year of his presidency. The apogee of that doctrine is a political deal with Iran that appears near completion.Repeating that would be a disaster for Obama's legacy and could precipitate the serious military conflagration with Iran that he now seeks to avoid.Iran has only become more powerful since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq.For Mann Leverett, president Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China might be a more apt historical parallel for Obama than a failed deal with North Korea.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE