Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said that the Obama administration was naive and had possibly made a “cataclysmic error of gigantic proportions” in its deal to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for an opening up of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
“I think it could turn out to be a cataclysmic error of gigantic proportions,” Dershowitz said of the deal, which he described as “naive.”
“It could also turn out to be successful, to be the beginning of a negotiated resolution,” Dershowitz told Newsmax on Sunday. “But I think the likelihood of it being the former is considerably greater.”
Dershowitz said he thought the administration of President Barack Obama did a poor job of negotiating the deal.
“I think it’s thoughtful and intelligent Americans vs. naive Americans,” he said.
The Harvard Law School professor thinks there is at best a 10 percent chance that the administration can change attitudes among Iran’s Islamist leadership.
“But when you weigh that against the 30 or 40 percent chance that they’re dead wrong – nuclear bomb wrong – then it’s a very bad assessment of risk and benefits,” he told Newsmax.
“This is first-year negotiating theory, and this administration gets a D-minus with grade inflation,” Dershowitz said. “You don’t let up on sanctions that are working…
“I think it’s a bad deal for America and a bad deal for the West,” he said. “The risks to world peace are far greater than the potential benefits to world peace.”
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