Unfrozen Iran Funds Could Have Dramatic Effect on Regional Balance of Power

(Politico) Dennis Ross - Under the proposed deal, Iran would, within six to 12 months, have access to what are now frozen accounts that may total as much as $150 billion. Even if it chose to use 90% of those funds to address real domestic needs, $15 billion could have a dramatic effect on Iran's ability to use Hizbullah and other Shiite militias to pursue its "resistance" agenda in the region and continue to shift the balance of power in its favor. The writer is a former special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council Senior Director.

2015-07-07 00:00:00

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