The Least Bad Option on Iran
Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2012
Op-ed by: Chuck Freilich, International Security Program senior fellow
Topic: Possible interim nuclear deal with Iran
“It is a bad outcome — but it is the least bad of the available options.
When world powers meet with Iran on Wednesday in Baghdad, they may reach an interim nuclear deal. Its precise outline is unknown, but it reportedly includes Iran’s agreement to cease weapons-grade uranium enrichment, ship its existing stockpile abroad for conversion into reactor fuel, and accept heightened inspections of its nuclear infrastructure. In exchange, Iran would be allowed to continue enrichment at low levels, and the punishing new American banking sanctions and European Union oil sanctions due on July 1 would be eased.”
Freilich also wrote “Egypt with dread” for the Jerusalem Post on May 23, 2012.