Iran's Not-So-Hidden Agenda

(Dallas Morning News) Michael Rubin - While the U.S. and Europe may lament the failure to reach a final agreement with Iran on its nuclear program, for Iranian officials, all is going according to plan. After all, while the West may engage in diplomacy to resolve conflict, for Tehran, the process has always been about winning concessions and relieving economic pressure, not coming to an agreement. Hassan Rouhani's efforts to remake the Islamic Republic's image are window-dressing, meant to distract attention from Tehran's true aims. Thirty-five years since Iranian radicals seized the U.S. Embassy, the Iranian message has not changed: Death to America. Death to Britain. Death to Israel. The writer, a former Pentagon official, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

2014-12-02 00:00:00

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