The federal government appears to be taking steps to reestablish relations with Iran.
That still leaves Cuba, much closer geographically, but more distant emotionally. The United States backed military coups in both countries — Cuba’s in √1952, Iran’s in √1953 — and has generally had bad relations with both ever since.
But apparently Cuba’s 11 million citizens, and its decrepit government and infrastructure, continue to pose a threat to us. Perhaps if Cuba started a secret program to develop nuclear weapons, and the island were moved to the other side of the planet, it could make a deal like Iran.
Frank Gonzalez, Miami