Licensing Iran to Ship Missiles to Hizbullah

(Tablet) Tony Badran - The U.S. administration's diplomats will tell you there needs to be a compromise in Syria to end the killing, which means that Iran must preserve its legitimate core interest - namely, its link to Lebanon, where Hizbullah has tens of thousands of missiles aimed at Israel. Iran's interest in Syria is to preserve the land bridge through which it supplies Hizbullah with long-range missiles. The White House announcement that President Obama has brought Iran into formal discussions over Syria in Vienna is yet another public step on the path towards a broader policy of U.S. rapprochement with Iran. By recognizing Iran as a principal stakeholder in Syria and the region more broadly, America is choosing to legitimize Iran's local assets and means of projecting power.

2015-11-04 00:00:00

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