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Linda Chavez, former White House Director of Public Liaison says the only way to ensure a nuclear-free Iran for the United States to promote democratic change in that country.
In an article published in New York Post Ms. Chavez wrote that: "When it comes to a nuclear-free Iran, the Obama administration is talking to the wrong people.
Rouhani and the ruling mullahs aren’t the future of Iran. No agreement with them would be worth the paper on which it’s written. At least MEK leader Maryam Rajavi understands what the West should be demanding."
She quoted Ms. Maryam Rajavi speaking in June 27 gathering of thousands of Iranians in Paris saying that: “Compel the mullahs to shut down their entire bomb-making, enrichment and heavy-water program,” and urged that the U.S. we make the same demands.
Ms. Chavez writes: "The impetus behind the talks is the naïve sense in Washington and elsewhere that new leadership in Iran makes a deal possible. The election of President Hassan Rouhani gave many in the West hope that Iran was entering a more moderate stage.
"But Rouhani’s actions should dispel that myth. Internally, he has been as repressive as his predecessors, executing hundreds of Iranians in public hangings that give the lie to the hope he is a moderate. And his own words in the past show he’s an expert manipulator who should not be trusted."
Iran News in Brief - 23 April 2015