The days when Iran was punished for violating international law are gone. For many, it is baffling that the country is now able to do so, particularly following the nuclear deal. In clear defiance of the U.N. Security Council (UNSC), Tehran test-fired long-range ballistic missiles and laser-guided surface-to-surface missiles several times. In October and November, it also tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads.
Iran exaggerates its military power, but if it is not sent a strong message soon, it will be too late to contain it.Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
Iran would not have announced such a provocative deal without an implicit green light from the United States and other UNSC members. Not having a clear agenda on how to deal with the Syrian crisis and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Western powers have put Tehran in the driver’s seat. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is exploiting this situation.SHOW MORE