Why Does Iran Spend Billions on Overseas Wars?

(Times of Israel) Raphael Ahren and Avi Davidi - Israel's Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, a member of the security cabinet, told The Times of Israel Persian that Iran's insistence on spending a fortune on wars outside its borders was puzzling and defied logic. "I don't understand why Iranian taxpayers have to spend approximately one billion dollars every year on a Lebanese militia," he said. "They're investing billions of dollars in Syria, in Lebanon, Iraq and other places. This is very odd behavior." "I think that most Iranians have nothing against Israel or the Jewish people. I think that most Iranians would like to reestablish the good relations between Israelis and Iranians." In biblical times, the Persian Empire was the "most friendly superpower" toward the Jewish people, he said. "There is no real conflict between the Iranian people and the Israeli people."

2018-01-03 00:00:00

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