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Human Rights are the Key to Confronting Iran

The US can strike the Achilles’ heel of the ayatollahs at no cost and at no peril by focusing on their abuses at home.

The Trump administration is set to initiate a new Iran policy, which will be announced in October. Thank goodness.

The flawed nuclear agreement in 2015 provided too many concessions. It included giving tens of billions of dollars to the Iranian regime. And it followed decades of deceit and lying in pursuit of the nuclear bomb.

Tehran’s nuclear program continues and its military sites remain off limits to inspectors. But more than that, the Obama administration’s agreement has resulted in more egregious conduct by the ayatollahs. They’ve sponsored terror and Islamic extremism, cooperated with North Korea in pursuit of ballistic missiles and cracked down on domestic dissent.

The new policy will reportedly include clipping the Iranian regime’s wings in Syria and Iraq. And it will put more pressure on Tehran in response to its repeated ballistic missile tests.

“Now more than ever, human rights matters,” the US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley articulated on September 15. She gave a White House press briefing alongside National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. “We say all the time if the government does not take care of its people, bad things will happen.”

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