Iran's Bad Reputation Is Justified

(Arab News-Saudi Arabia) Abdulrahman Al-Rashed - The Iranian regime's bad reputation is the result of more than 36 years of exported conflicts, revolutions, violence and extremist and hostile ideologies against any state or movement that disagrees with it. Its reputation is a direct result of malicious acts - abductions, assassinations and explosions - as well as threats and funding groups to mobilize against several countries. This is in addition to the violent form of governance inside Iran itself. Arab states think that Iran wants to calm the West and end sanctions imposed on it so it may resume plans to dominate the region. Meanwhile, Israel thinks that Iran plans to resume its nuclear military program and fears that the agreement does not provide enough guarantees and will therefore not only pose a threat against its security but also against its existence. The writer is former general manager of Al Arabiya and former editor-in-chief of Asharq al-Awsat.

2015-08-26 00:00:00

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