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Viewing Enemy Regimes as They Are, Not as We Wish They Were

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by Peter Huessy  •  Gatestone Institute

  • Experience has shown that soft rhetoric and so-called "smart diplomacy" have served only to enable North Korea and Iran to produce more nuclear weapons and better ballistic missiles.

  • Not only has the International Atomic Energy Agency (IEAE) been prevented from monitoring Iranian compliance, but it is not pushing the issue for fear that "Washington would use an Iranian refusal as an excuse to abandon the JCPOA."

During his first press conference after taking office in January 1981, US President Ronald Reagan called détente a "one-way street that the Soviet Union has used to pursue its own aims." Echoing this remark while addressing reporters later the same day, Secretary of State Alexander Haig said that the Soviets were the source of much support for international terrorism, especially in Latin and Central America.

The following day, both Reagan and Haig were criticized for their remarks, with members of the media describing the president's words as "reminiscent of the chilliest days of the Cold War," and appalled that the administration's top diplomat was accusing the Russians of backing terrorist activities.

Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11121/enemy-regimes

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