Iran and Western countries are in a “fundamentally broken, abusive relationship” and the West is allowing it to happen by constantly pandering to the regime’s blackmail, an expert on Iranian affairs told Breitbart on Tuesday.
“It’s extraordinary that Iran is treated as a normal country as opposed to the outlaw, pariah state it is,” The Jerusalem Post‘s oped editor and Middle East affairs analyst Seth Frantzman said.
His remarks came on the heels of Tehran’s announcement Monday it has begun enriching uranium up to 20 percent, far beyond the limits set out in the 2015 nuclear accords.
Frantzman said the move was a “game of smoke and mirrors” that is “designed so transparently as blackmail” but the world nonetheless cowers.
“Every few years, they hold up the bogeyman of [uranium] enrichment and say, ‘if you don’t give us things then we’ll threaten you with nuclear weapons,’” he said.