Even After the Nuclear Talks Conclude, Terrorism Will Still Be Iran's Calling Card

(Overt Action) Aki Peritz - There's a nagging fundamental that will torpedo any further U.S.-Iranian rapprochement: policymakers in Tehran still perceive acts of terror to generate real political dividends. They assess that terrorism works - including, when it suits them, terrorism against American interests. An agreement to keep Tehran from the bomb doesn't change this overall calculus. Iran remains committed to its revolutionary ideology and its international ambitions. Humiliating the U.S. on the heels of "winning" the nuclear talks would provide Iran further political capital. As a top IRGC official, Ali Shirazi, recently said, "We shall not rest until we raise the flag of Islam over the White House."

2015-07-14 00:00:00

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