Iran Nuke Agreement

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on April 6, 2015

Question(s)

1.  One of the types of humor cartoonists use is irony. Irony is defined as when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs. Describe the irony in Arend van Dam’s cartoon.

2.  Do you agree with Mr. van Dam’s assertion about the results of the negotiations with Iran?  Explain your answer.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Arend Van Dam
























Answer(s)

1.  The world leaders negotiating with Iran expect the nuclear agreement to establish peace between nations. The Iranian negotiator says one thing to the Obama administration but is thinking something entirely different. (He says Iran’s nuclear program is completely peaceful and only meant to produce energy; he is thinking Iran is now free to continue its nuclear weapons program.)

2.  Opinion question. Answers vary.