Nuclear agreement with Iran is first step in thousand mile journey

  • Published in Letters

To The Daily Sun,

Something momentous happened over this past weekend. It could be a moment that evolves into a major turning point in history. After many months of negotiations with Iran an agreement has been reached. To quote the Israeli ambassador: "this is not an emotional issue", it's reality. In essence Iran has agreed to halt further enrichment of uranium, agreed to submit to strong — daily if necessary — inspections, and other crucial steps which would stop it from developing nuclear weapons.
The major players — Iran, U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany — are unlikely bedfellows to say the very least. A sign of acceptance is that Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has publicly thanked President Hassan Rouhani for being part of this brokered deal. Certainly the major problems with Iran are not solved, but a first, very important step has been taken.
Lao-tzu (Chinese philosopher 604 BC-531 BC) is quoted as saying: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". In addition as Margaret Wheatley (who has been Associate Professor of Management at the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, and Cambridge College, Massachusetts) so famously said: "When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other."

Bernadette Loesch