The Nuclear Deal Did Not Cause Iran to Change Its Revolutionary Behavior

(Wall Street Journal) Editorial - Even as the U.S. abided by the nuclear deal, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran's Quds Force, the expeditionary arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), fed the war in Yemen against the Saudis, intervened to save Bashar Assad's murderous regime in Syria, tried to establish a terror beachhead in southern Syria against Israel, expanded ballistic-missile production, and financed the terrorist militias of Hizbullah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. Denying Iran the trade and money to finance this adventurism is a major reason the U.S. withdrew from the nuclear deal. The goal of U.S. strategy isn't to start a conflict but to get Iran to stop its terror support and renegotiate the nuclear deal. The Europeans can help by joining the U.S. pressure campaign, rather than lobbying Washington to cave to Tehran's threats. If Iran or its proxies react to this pressure by killing Americans, blame the state sponsors of terrorism in Iran.

2019-05-17 00:00:00

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