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What Iran wants

Reader comment on item: Prepare to attack [Iran]
in response to reader comment: Iran has future territorial ambitions?

Submitted by Straight_Talk_Luigi (United States), Sep 1, 2008 at 00:17

Iran wants to be a player in world affairs. They want to dominate the region, and that is making their ARAB neighbors very nervous. Should Iran get nukes, many Arab nations would quietly back an Israeli strike on Iran.

What Iran wants are two things:

  1. Mediterranean Sea ports so it can harrass oil shipments coming from the Dardanelles and
  2. Complete control over the Straits of Hormuz

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