Iran's Transnational Terrorist Array: Tehran's Offensive Arsenal Against the U.S. and Its Allies

(Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security) Dr. Yossi Mansharof - The Islamic Republic of Iran considers terrorism an effective tool for promoting its foreign policy. Accordingly, Tehran has established and nurtured an array of transnational terror networks. The U.S. could end up in some sort of military escalation against Tehran if the IRGC or one of its proxies kills American troops or diplomats stationed in the region, or if Iran takes steps that achieve a breakthrough in military nuclear capabilities. Moreover, if the Iranian focus on Hizbullah's precision guided missile project is not restrained, the chances of a confrontation increase since Israel can't accept threats of this level. In any such military escalation, Iran's transnational terrorist array is expected to spearhead Tehran's offensive toolbox against the U.S. and its allies. The writer is a researcher at the Ezri Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at the University of Haifa.

2019-11-27 00:00:00

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