The deal with Iran doesn’t just give a murderous regime $100 billion in sanctions relief. It gives them ongoing access to the international financial system. It will make their funding of Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps so much easier. Expert analysis from Mark Dubowitz and Jonathan Schanzer writing in Foreign Policy last week:
It Just Got Easier for Iran to Fund Terrorism
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, did not enter into Tuesday’s historic deal with six world powers to reset relations with the West. It was the promise of more than $100 billion in sanctions relief, rather, that greased the wheels of the recently completed diplomacy in Vienna. And though the windfall of cash will certainly strengthen its position, the real prize for Iran was regaining access to a little-known, but ubiquitous banking system that has been off-limits to the country since March 2012.
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