Oops, Iran did it again

Those who said Iran would never do anything so irrational as to contract for the assassination of a Saudi ambassador in Washington now must realize that Iran has acted with immense foolhardiness in tolerating a public attack on the British consulate in Tehran.

This act was as blatant a slap at the West as would be the killing of a foreign diplomat in a Western capital — and it will result in sanctions just as severe.

It now appears a global effort to isolate Iran and impose sanctions of unprecedented severity is being developed.  It remains to be seen what will actually occur, but it certainly appears that Iran’s leaders have shot themselves in the foot once again.

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About jackgoldstone

Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University
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2 Responses to Oops, Iran did it again

  1. Tony T says:

    It’s obvious that we have a good-old case of “blatantly clandestine” operations going on in Iran, and they aren’t going to take it anymore! Stuxnet, mystery explosions, and the assassination of multiple scientists. Looks like Iran is lashing out.

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