Putting a New Squeeze on Iran

(Wall Street Journal) Editorial - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday laid out a new strategy to contain Iran's nuclear ambitions and regional imperialism. The U.S. plans to impose severe financial and economic pressure while offering Iran better diplomatic and commercial relations if it changes its threatening course. In 2015, the U.S. made a $100 billion bet that the JCPOA would end Iran's nuclear program while transforming the Islamic Republic into a responsible member of the world community. While delaying its nuclear dream a few years, Iran has spent the windfall from sanctions relief financing proxy wars through the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Hizbullah, Hamas and the Houthis in Yemen. Iran has helped turn Syria into "71,000 square miles of kill zone," Pompeo said, and the refugees it has caused to leave Syria "include foreign fighters who have crossed into Europe and threatened terrorist attacks in those countries."

2018-05-22 00:00:00

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