One Year After the Iran Nuclear Deal

(Wall Street Journal) Yousef Al Otaiba - Saturday marked one year since the framework for the nuclear deal with Iran was announced. Sadly, behind all the talk of change, the Iran we have long known - hostile, expansionist, violent - is alive and well, and as dangerous as ever. Iran remains the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism - a persistent threat not only to the region but to the U.S. as well. "Death to America" has always been more than an ugly catchphrase; it has been Iranian policy. During the Afghanistan war, Iran paid Taliban fighters $1,000 for each American they killed. One year after the framework for the deal was agreed upon, Iran sees it as an opportunity to increase hostilities in the region. The international community must intensify its actions to check Iran's strategic ambitions. If the carrots of engagement aren't working, we must not be afraid to bring back the sticks. The writer is the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the U.S.

2016-04-04 00:00:00

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