U.S. Focused on Neutralizing the Iranian Threat

(Washington Free Beacon) Adam Kredo - Iran is deliberately probing American reactions on the Syrian battlefield to test U.S. resolve, according to senior U.S. officials. Iran-backed forces, including Hizbullah, have already initiated multiple encounters with the U.S. by violating "de-confliction" agreements between Washington and Moscow to prevent the various factions targeting ISIS inside Syria from coming into conflict. "American forces have been authorized to take all measures to defend U.S. interests against Iranian provocations and aggression," said a veteran Iran policy analyst who has been briefed by the White House. "This is part of a concrete strategy that has already been implemented in part, and is being bolstered every day....No more of thanking Iran after they seize our sailors in the Gulf." "The tack we've taken is not to put the [Iran deal] at the center of the policy," one senior administration official said. "The goals we set out focus on how to neutralize the threat the Iranian regime poses to the U.S. and its allies in the region."

2017-07-06 00:00:00

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