How It Shouldn’t Have Ended

James H. Burns had this comment about a recent development in international diplomacy:

I find it curious that within relative hours of our government announcing that accords have been reached with Iran over their nuclear program(s), Iran reemphasized their rocket launching capability…  As well as the perhaps unrelated fact that one of their more powerful launch vehicles is named “Simorgh,” after a giant avian mythological creature from Persian lore…

He presumes if it’s armed with a nuke then wherever it lands becomes — the Desolation of Simorgh.