The Iran deal is good for all sides

Despite the criticisms of some members of Congress and some of our allies in the Middle East, the accord reached by the P5+1 members and Iran is good for the United States, Iran, the Middle East and the world. This is so for at least six reasons.

First, the agreement slows down Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, even if the country should decide to do so. Under the terms of the deal, Iran must halt the enrichment of all uranium above 5 percent, dilute or convert its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium, stop producing or modifying centrifuges, halt activities at the Arak reactor, and permit intrusive and daily inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Hill.