During the summer of 1939, after conducting negotiations with both a British-French group and Germany regarding potential military and political agreements, the Soviet Union chose Germany, resulting in an August 19 German–Soviet Commercial Agreement providing for the trade of certain German military and civilian equipment in exchange for Soviet raw materials. Four days later, the countries signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which contained secret protocols dividing the states of Northern and Eastern Europe into German and Soviet "spheres of influence.
Above is from Wiki’s entry on the agreement between Hitler and Stalin. At the time the agreement was touted as an instrument safeguarding peace between Nazi Germany and Communist Soviet Union. Of course the subsequent events showed how utterly gullible were those who thought of it as a peaceful move.
News about the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, which in few hours will be announced:
“The Iranian foreign minister and EU foreign policy chief are seen as strong contenders as orchestrators of the Iran nuclear deal. With tensions mounting between the US and North Korea, the jury could choose to support a landmark effort to restrict nuclear arms development and proliferation now at risk of being torn up by Trump, who has called it an “embarrassment”.
I like to take this opportunity to remind all those who are rooting for the Foreign Minister of the expansionist, warmongering and uber-international terror sponsoring Islamist fascism ruling over Iran to get the Nobel Peace, at best, they’re even more gullible than those who thought of peace in any context with the Nazis.
Airtight sanctions, a la against the despicable South Africa apartheid, works. U.S. lawmakers get to it.
Picture above; Joachim von Ribbentrop, Hitler’s foreign minister, who negotiated the peace agreement with Stalin’s FM Molotov