January 26, 2012

The Washington Times: Obama’s Pressure on Iran Raises Fear of a Military Clash

NIAC Research Director Reza Marashi suggests that the increased pressure on Iran is politically motivated by the presidential election campaign. “I would characterize it as buying time until after the elections,” says Marashi. “No politician, particularly a sitting president … wants to look weak on national security issues on the run up to his or her re-election effort.”




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