U.S.-Iranian Shared Interests

Iran has gotten a lot of bad press in the U.S. and Israel; the other side of the coin is carefully concealed. But an active Iran participating in world affairs offers some real benefits. Several are subtle and long-term, but there are also some obvious benefits for U.S. national security that many Americans overlook because the media ignores them:

  • Iran opposes Sunni jihadis.

  • Iran has oil and gas that West Europe needs to free itself from dependence on Russia.

  • An economically progressing Iran will be a natural trade partner for Pakistan and help stabilize that country, perhaps preventing it from becoming the next failed state overwhelmed by Sunni radicalism.

Phone your Congressional representatives. They probably didn’t know this either.


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