The Consequences of Iranian Proliferation Are Serious and Real

(The Hill) Peter Huessy and Bradley A. Thayer - The U.S. State Department reported on Nov. 1 that Iran is not only the deadliest terror-sponsoring state in the world but is expanding the scope and nature of its deadly attacks. Iran is the most prolific builder of ballistic missiles in the Middle East and its space launch vehicles are a precursor for the development of intercontinental-range ballistic missiles. Whatever hope the world had that the nuclear deal would moderate Iran's aggressive behavior evaporated when Iran embarked on an acceleration of its terrorist rampage, increasing its support of Hizbullah, Hamas, the Houthis and Islamic Jihad. Iran poses a serious threat to the U.S. because of its nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation efforts and its willingness to attack U.S. allies. Keeping maximum pressure on the Iranian regime is a justifiable consequence of its actions. Peter Huessy is president of Geo-Strategic Analysis. Bradley A. Thayer is professor of political science at the University of Texas, San Antonio.

2019-11-28 00:00:00

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