Deal Channels Resources to Iran's "Nefarious Activities"

(Foreign Policy) David Rothkopf - The greatest threat Iran has long posed has not been its nuclear program, but rather its "nefarious activities" (as President Obama described to the New York Times' Thomas Friedman), like sponsoring terrorism, seeking to impose its will, and aggressively expanding its influence throughout the Middle East. Focusing on a deal that addresses, at least for the near term, only the second- or third-greatest threat posed by Iran to the region, while ignoring a greater and more current threat, may actually amplify the biggest threat by channeling more resources to an "untransformed" Tehran. And this deal does exactly that with the massive sanctions relief it affords Iran, estimated as in excess of $150 billion.

2015-07-23 00:00:00

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