Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CENTCOM General: Iran Meddling Has Increased Since Nuclear Deal

General Joseph Votel. AFP

Weekly Standard: Top U.S. General: Iranian Regional Meddling Has Increased Since Nuclear Deal

The Islamic Republic provides money and weapons to proxies in both Yemen and Syria.

Iran has boosted its investments in militant and terrorist groups across the Middle East since the enactment of the 2015 nuclear deal, the nation’s top general who oversees U.S. Central Command said Tuesday.

“What it took 20 years for Iran to do in Lebanon with the Lebanese Hezbollah, they’re attempting to do in about five years with the Houthis in Yemen,” General Joseph Votel told lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee. “They’re accelerating their pace and their ability to do this.”

Asked whether Iran has reduced, maintained, or enhanced its investment in their proxy forces since the birth of the nuclear deal, Votel said, “I would characterize it as an enhanced investment in their proxies and partners.”

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WNU Editor: General Votel believes that the Iranians have increased their "meddling", but it is not the U.S. mission to stop them .... Top general: Countering Iran in Syria not a US military mission (The Hill).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ok. Not our mission. But when Iran gets on border of Golan and Israel, do we help our allies or ignore?