As we approach the November 24th deadline in the talks between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, I add my voice to those who seek the following from any agreement:
(1) the dismantling—not freezing—of Iran’s illegal nuclear weapons program;
(2) institution of intrusive, any-time inspections for all facilities to assure Iranian compliance;
(3) a slow process of sanctions relaxation dependent upon the outcome of verified compliance; and
(4) Congressional review of any agreement to assure legitimacy and longevity of the decision.
Diplomacy is the best means for resolving all international disputes, but diplomacy cannot be used as a cover for the continuation of the research, development and manufacture of secret weapons of mass destruction.