The West’s prominent argument claiming that the Islamic Republic will moderate its foreign policy and be a part of the civilized international and regional community has continued to fail.
In the wake of a final nuclear deal, nevertheless, the West has turned a blind eye on the actualities of the region.
Based on the latest developments, Iranian leaders and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps do not seem to have changed their attitude of hostage-taking and ratcheting up their influence.
Recently Iranian leaders have broken another “redline” set by President Obama, which was articulated in a letter in 2012, with regards to the Strait of Hormuz.
Being emboldened by the prospect of a final nuclear deal, Iran is asserting itself more forcefully in the Strait of HormuzMajid Rafizadeh