The Obama administration has put its hopes of stopping the Iranian nuclear weapons program on negotiations with Iran. At best, Iran has been an unwilling participant, seeking to buy time.
I suspect Iran’s attitude is about to change for the worse. A suicide bombing took the lives of several Iranian Generals, including the General responsible for Iran’s international network and relations with Hezbollah and Hamas. Iran is blaming the bombing on the U.S., Britain and Pakistan. Iran has promised retaliation.
Iran likely will use the bombing as an excuse to slow down or cancel the current negotiations. That is why Iran is blaming the U.S. and Britain, and not the usual suspect, Israel.
I never held out any real hope that Iran voluntarily would give up its nuclear weapons program. I hope the Obama administration has a Plan B, because Plan A is about to collapse.