Overstating Iran's nuclear threat hurts efforts to end it peacefully
The Jan. 13 editorial "The Iranian slowdown" stated, "The challenge for the Obama administration, Israel and other allies will be to make use of that window to force a definitive end to the Iranian bomb program."
However, there is no confirmation that such a bomb program exists. In fact, within the past year, the director of national intelligence has twice said, "We do not know . . . if Iran will eventually decide to build nuclear weapons."
Conflating Iran's desire for uranium enrichment - which is as useful for nuclear power as it is for weapons - with a bomb program is misleading and unhelpful in reaching a just and peaceful resolution to the issue.
Yousaf M. Butt, Cambridge, Mass.