IRAN AND THE US - A DANGEROUS GAME OF BRINKMANSHIP
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While relations between the US and Iran have not been good ever since the fall of the Shah, the verbal hostilities between the two countries have become increasingly acrimonious in recent months.
In fact, with the
There are a number of issues that the
One item of
The US also has conveniently forgotten that by illegally invading Iraq, together with its so-called 'coalition of the willing' partners Australia and the UK, a power vacuum was created in Iraq and the region - a vacuum that Iran opted to take full advantage of, keeping in mind Iranian experiences with the former Iraqi regime.
In terms of the Iranian support of Hammas and Hesbolah, it is often forgotten that despite numerous UN resolutions towards
It is safe to assume that only a comprehensive peace between
neighbours, including the Palestinians, will convince
The other main
The issue of
In terms of the development of nuclear weapons, Iran is of the view, not publicly so, that it needs a deterrent against future aggressors including Israel, remembering that Israel possesses 300+ nuclear warheads and has the capacity to deliver those warheads.
In terms of solutions, the current series of proposals that are on the table are obviously not working. Finding answers and solutions, and in order to achieve a lasting peace, more radical proposals will have to be put up no doubt. Difficult to create you might ask? No, not really.
Radical as to what may be the terms and conditions of such proposals might you ask? Oh yes, indeed.
In terms of the
The only way that would encourage
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