BY ROBERT EINHORN
Editor's note: Based on his recent essay on the battleground issues of the Iran nuclear deal, Robert Einhorn writes for The National Interest that while the sky would not fall if the deal was not passed in Congress, neither would conditions exist for resuming talks and getting a better deal. Einhorn outlines six strategies the United States can adopt to bolster the agreement to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear state in the foreseeable future and serve the security interests of both the United States and its regional partners.
Critics of the nuclear agreement with Iran call for a “better deal.” But the way to get a better deal is not for Congress to reject the one negotiated by the Obama administration. It is to strengthen the existing deal by supplementing it with U.S. policies designed to promote strict compliance, counter Tehran’s destabilizing regional activities, and prevent a nuclear-armed Iran over the long term.