KU professor: Potential reward of Iran deal worth risk
KU Law professor Raj Bhala expressed optimism that Iran will avoid expanding its nuclear weapons program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. His view counters that of U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, who harbor reservations about the deal.
Tim Carpenter wrote: "A law professor at The University of Kansas stood apart from U.S. senators representing Kansas by expressing optimism about a deal granting Iran temporary relief from crippling economic sanctions in return for curbing expansion of a nuclear weapon program.
Raj Bhala, who worked in 25 countries and practiced law at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, said the six-month accord endorsed by the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China and Russia was refreshing after years of toxic relations with an Islamic republic that brazenly financed terrorism.
'It is unfortunate any of the politicians, especially those who stand on the legacy of Bob Dole, an international pragmatist, are condemning the deal,' Bhala said in an interview. “Show me what has been a better alternative in the last four decades.'"