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How Iran Became the Middle East's Moderate Force

| March 20, 2015

"The political maturity of Iran as a rational state not only renders Netanyahu's congressional speech futile but further inspires the United States to advance a nuclear deal. The insistence on Iran being a threat is based on the delusion that Iran has remained unchanged since its inception as the Islamic Republic. Yet, three major indicators highlight a deep development in Iranian politics in the region. These signposts include Iran's constructive regional military presence; its peaceful and balancing role in resolving politico-cultural issues within the UN and regional venues; and its highly educated and modernized society that guarantees the irreversibility of the other two developments...."

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For Academic Citation: Salsabili, Mansour.“How Iran Became the Middle East's Moderate Force.” The National Interest, March 20, 2015.

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