The Curmudgeon on Iran, Sticks and Stones

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO - “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  This bromide, used by parents to comfort kids after they had been taunted by other kids, has another meaning, which the Curmudgeon submits should be applied to the current diplomatic row over Iran’s nuclear capabilities.

The heads of government of Turkey and Iran, accompanied by President Lula, announced on Monday, May 17th that they had reached a deal whereby Iran would send 1200kg of enriched uranium to Turkey for safekeeping, and the five-power nuclear club would, through Turkey . . .

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The Curmudgeon moved to Rio over forty years ago, and remained there until late 2018. He's been writing political commentary for The Rio Times for nine years. He once referred to himself as a WASP (look it up) but doesn't any more because it embarrasses him.