The news for the signers of the Iran agreement could not be more welcome.
Since the agreement was signed, the moderates and reformers in Iran in President Hassan Rouhani’s camp have won all 30 of the contested seats in Tehran. While change normally comes slowly, this happened rapidly, giving the moderates huge credibility within the government of Iran, and with the population, which generally holds favorable views on the West and the United States.
Was this a foreseeable outcome? Absolutely it was. And, it shows that the Obama administration was correct in its desire for negotiation over extreme rhetoric and war threats. It’s too bad that the Republican presidential candidates, who have all claimed that they will tear up the nuclear agreement, have such an incredible lack of insight and lack of knowledge of Iran and its people.