Iran wouldn’t risk more casualties
While some assume that our more aggressive Iran policy may lead to war in the not-too-distant future, the odds are that not only will it not lead to war, but it may help us avoid future wars, too (“Peace in the Middle East,” May 20).
Contrary to the claims of our allies, which are party to the Iranian nuclear agreement, the terms of that document do not prevent the almost immediate possession of nuclear weapons by Iran and the means to deliver them.
In light of the tremendous casualties that Iran suffered in the war between it and Iraq, military ventures that would risk a repeat will not occur.
Rather, we should expect an increase in the aggressions of Iran’s proxies in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Gaza with no corresponding reactions against Iran itself.