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Trump’s Iran policy is allowing terrorists to flourish

He is repeating the mistakes of George W Bush

US President Donald Trump. Photo: Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA Images

There are three perches from which to consider Iran right now. One, after the Tehran suicide attacks on 7th June, is as a bloodied victim of Islamic State terror. Another is Iran the resurgent Shia superpower, using the easing of sanctions and the liberation of $100bn worth of overseas assets to project its power across the region. The third was glimpsed recently when Iranians re-elected reformer Hassan Rouhani as president, who said in his victory speech that Iran was “ready to…

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