There is the same constant tug-of-war between the rational actors and the ultra-hawks in Tehran as there is in Washington, Moscow, and Beijing, but most of the time the grown-ups are in charge.
When it comes to potential Iranian nukes, it’s never about Israel. What really does get the Iranians going is nuclear threats from OTHER countries. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pictured in 2016 in Ottawa, does have a rational reason for wanting to destroy the deal, however. The Hill Times file photograph