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History of U.S.-Iran Relations Points to Bad End Game

Published by RealClearDefense

By Peter Huessy

What if instead, the Iranians were engaging in a big of geostrategic jiu-jitsu? Iran let us assume the country was on its back economically—but they used such a perception to get us to the table, to support the removal of sanctions, the unfreezing of funds and in turn get international support for its overt nuclear program, while continuing to leave largely untouched its terrorist enterprises and growing military power, especially its ballistic missiles.

In the final analysis, the JCPOA curtailment of its nuclear enrichment capabilities is only temporary and will eventually expire.

That end game could leave Iran as an emerging nuclear weapons power. Only a new American Middle East Security Policy will prevent this outcome.

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