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So guest columnist Barry Blechman thinks the U.S. is close to a “great deal on Iranian nukes” [“A great deal on Iranian nuclear weapons,” Opinion, April 5]. As he sees it, the framework agreement “fulfills all of America’s goals.”

I question those goals. By most counts, the United States has nearly half the world’s more than 16,000 nuclear weapons. Israel refuses to acknowledge that it has any such weapons, though most sources estimate it has between 75 and 80. And Iran must not have one?

Where is the high moral ground in the stance of this country, the only country ever to bomb another with nuclear weapons? Where is the recognition that all are threatened by nuclear warfare, that this country’s arsenal alone casts a shadow over human existence?

Brooke Rolston, Bothell