Category: Iran

The nuclear deal between the West and Iran has funded Iran’s aggression, rather than buy its moderation. Who will now curb Iran’s aggression and nuclear progress, and how?
A selection of my analysis from the past ten years on Iran’s drive for a nuclear bomb and Western acquiescence in this, led by former President Obama. Sad to say that in 2012 I smelled Obama’s rotten deal coming.
In eliminating Qassem Soleimani of Iran, Trump struck a blow for moral clarity. It should be considered not only a strategic move but an act of justice in foreign affairs.
Danger ahead: There are signs that President Trump is getting ready to ease the pressures on Iran and bargain for a new nuclear deal: A US-Iran “deal of the century.” This could be knottier and more nebulous than valuable. My fear is twofold: that Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign will be cut short before Iran’s leaders truly have no choice but to capitulate to Western demands...
The head of the IAEA this week said to Israel: Go to hell; we know better; we’ll take our time; and we don't really want to embarrass or anger the Iranians... On the limitations – indeed, the uselessness and even venality, of international institutions – when it comes to guaranteeing Israeli security.
Iran is attempting to create a “deterrence barrier” in Syria to protect its nuclear program. Israel must act forcefully against Iran even if this means full-scale war, says General Amidror.
A roundup of recent deep-think articles on American Jewry, Haredi bourgeoise, Iranian challenges, and American populism.
President Trump is acting to restore America’s credibility as a world power after eight years of diffident presidential leadership. He is not frightened by the mobs of the Arab or Persian world or by their effete champions in the West. He doesn't quake in his boots at the possibility of upsetting Mahmoud Abbas or Ali Khamenei....
The JCPOA was based on Western charity for Iranian lies. After Israel’s intelligence coup, the question becomes this: Will JCPOA boosters continue to deny reality and accuse Israel of being alarmist? Will they continue to pretend they didn’t know, and to accept Iran’s naked denials? Can they possibly continue to defend the weak verification regimes and early sunsets of this inadequate accord?
Might more be done to advance an Iranian counter-revolution? Israeli diplomat Uri Lubrani certainly thought so, and he was not naive. Pushback against Tehran’s gains in Syria would help, as would a tidal wave of sanctions against the Revolutionary Guards.
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