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Defense Dept. Finding 'New Areas' to Contain Iran

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Friday, 13 October 2017 05:32 PM

The Defense Department Friday said it's finding "new areas" to contain Iran and its "aggressive power projection" as President Donald Trump rolled out his strategy for dealing with the Islamic Republic.

The review includes security cooperation activities, force posture and plans, Pentagon spokesman Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway said in a statement, The Hill reported.

"We are identifying new areas where we will work with allies to put pressure on the Iranian regime, neutralize its destabilizing influences and constrain its aggressive power projection, particularly its support for terrorist groups and militants," Rankine-Galloway's statement said.

According to the Hill, the Pentagon reiterated eight areas of concerns:

  • Ballistic missile development and proliferation.
  • Material and financial support for terrorism and extremism.
  • Support for Syrian President Bashar Assad and the regime's "atrocities against the Syrian people."
  • "Unrelenting" hostility toward Israel.
  • "Consistently threatening" freedom of navigation, especially in the Persian Gulf.
  • Cyberattacks against the United States, Israel and U.S. allies and partners in the Gulf.
  • "Grievous" human rights abuses.
  • Detention of foreigners on "specious charges" and without due process.

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The Defense Department Friday said it's finding "new areas" to contain Iran and its "aggressive power projection" as President Donald Trump rolled out his strategy for dealing with the Islamic Republic.
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Friday, 13 October 2017 05:32 PM
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