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June 10, 2015 9:35 am

Dempsey Says Iran Will Increase Funding to Proxies After Sanctions Relief

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U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey said sanctions relief in wake of the nuclear deal will enable Iran to increase funding for its proxies across the Middle East. Photo: wiki commons.

U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey said sanctions relief in the wake of a nuclear deal will enable Iran to increase funding for its proxies across the Middle East. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

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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