Blocking action on Syria makes an attack on Iran more likely

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Author(s) Dennis Ross
Source The Washington Post
Date September 9, 2013
Quotes-start.png First, Iran’s President Rouhani, who continues to send signals that he wants to make a deal on the nuclear program, will inevitably be weakened once it becomes clear that the U.S. cannot use force against Syria. At that point, paradoxically, the hard-liners in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and around the Supreme Leader will be able to claim that there is only an economic cost to pursuing nuclear weapons but no military danger. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position United States should intervene on the topic Syrian civil war.