July 28, 2015

U.S. Preparing to Push Back on Iran's 'Malign Influence'

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

Source: Bloomberg

Journalist Terry Atlas

The Obama administration is planning new steps to counter Iran’s support for terrorism and “malign influence” as U.S. lawmakers and regional allies contend that the nuclear deal will strengthen Islamic Republic hard-liners.

Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that he plans to discuss “very specific steps” with Persian Gulf allies in a visit to the region next week in response to Iranian activities that fuel regional turmoil and support terrorist groups.

At a House hearing on the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and world powers, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers expressed concern that lifting economic sanctions against Iran will make it a more powerful threat to Israel, the Persian Gulf Arab nations and U.S interests elsewhere.

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  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...