Dempsey Says Iran Will Increase Funding to Proxies After Sanctions Relief
U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey visited Israel on Tuesday, when he said that sanction relief in the wake of a nuclear deal with Iran will lead to increased funding for the Islamic Republic’s proxies in the Middle East. “I think they will invest in their surrogates; I think they will invest in additional military capability.”
Dempsey said he understands why Israelis believe a nuclear deal will give Iran room to accelerate its funding of surrogate Shia groups like Hezbollah and to put more resources into its own military.
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