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The complete proposal was presented in an annex to a letter from Iran's permanent representative to the UN Secretary-General. The letter and annex are hosted on the UN's website with document number S/2019/862. The letter reads: It is a source of grave concern that, after more than seven decades, the question of Palestine is still unresolved and the ...


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Even if the impression is sometimes to the contrary, the US does not go around invading other countries on a whim. The US has a lengthy history of trying to influence Iranian affairs. This spectacularly backfired in 1979 and contributed to the Islamic revolution. (It would be hubris to say it caused the revolution.) So the US decided to provide limited ...


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There are 2 aspects to the questions - why didn't the US invade Iran, and are those missiles a significant hindrance? The missiles? Doubt it. They'd have to target fixed targets, like airfields. Yes, they could, but those would be defended. If the US has credible plans to take on Russia or China in a hot war, Iran's missiles would not be a tactical game ...


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Factually, Iran WAS at some time in the past prevented from creation of nukes while Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was in power. Since US withdrawal from it in Trump times, Iran also rejected it. Now it seems that Biden's administration is trying to revive the deal, but it's unclear if it ever can succeed. PS Also, it should be noted, that there are some ...


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While the actual motives of the decisionmakers involved cannot be known with certainty, there are several factors that almost certainly contributed to the choices made regarding the U.S. stance towards Iran. Iran's military presents a credible threat to the lives of U.S. servicemembers. Although staggering differences in capacity exist between the ...


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Because Iran is very useful as it is. Since the end of WWII US internal and foreign policy has been heavily dependent on the availability of a bogeyman. The soviet empire first and lesser bogeymen later helped justify huge military spending and invasions of small countries on the ground they might be taken by the bogeyman otherwise. An example of using Iran ...


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