Smith: Are criticisms of the preliminary nuclear accord with Iran prescient or paranoid?

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26 November, 2013
By: Gordon Smith
Executive Director of the Centre for Global Studies and CIGI Distinguished Fellow

What is Mr. Baird doing aligning himself with Netanyahu? These were and are tough negotiations. Trust but verify. But don’t expect perfection – it isn’t possible. Does anyone really believe war with Iran is a better option? The U.S. needs Canada’s support, not carping.

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