Iran Deal

A New View of the Middle East

Iran America AFP
Iran is back on the world stage.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    Lifting sanctions on Iran may lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, the author warns.

  • Facts


    • Iran has agreed to scale back its nuclear activities in return for the phasing out of Western trade sanctions.
    • Iran continues to support radical Shiite groups and those who oppose Sunni regimes in the Middle East.
    • Four capital cities, Sanaa, Beirut, Baghdad and Damascus, are strongly influenced by Iran, the author says.
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