The back-and-forth between supporters and opponents of the Iranian nuclear agreement has yielded at least one positive outcome: It has put a spotlight on the human rights situation in Iran.
What is happening there — the executions, imprisonments, intimidation and repression — is nothing less than a war by the regime against its own people.
As we look to the future, we should recognize that blocking the mullahs’ technological paths to the bomb is not enough to stabilize the region. There is a greater imperative to curtail their political and strategic means of revitalizing this menace in the future. That means keeping the pressure on the human rights issue, because by systematically denying people their rights, the regime maintains its illegitimate hold on power.
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