There are two competing narratives on how to deal with Iran. But the idea that there are only two narratives or options is misguided.
The first dominant option claims that since Iran can’t be trusted, they must be producing nuclear weapons and therefore if they don’t do everything that the U.S. and Israel demands, they should be attacked.
While it is true that Iran should not necessarily be trusted, it is not true that there is only one option.
The second option holds that there is no evidence of a weapons program and therefore the international community can and should do nothing since it is Iran’s right to enrich uranium for energy and medical research. This too is misguided. Doing nothing is not an option, but this does not mean that attacking Iran is the only alternative.
For more on this story, visit: Paul Heroux: Iran’s Nuclear Program: Challenging Conventional Options.