CNSNews.com Quotes FPI Senior Policy Analyst Tzvi Kahn on Iran's Naval Aggression

In "Analysts: Iran Has Been Put ‘On Notice’; Time to Show U.S. Means Business," CNSNews.com's Patrick Goodenough writes:

Pointing to both recent naval provocations in the Gulf and missile tests, Tzvi Kahn, a senior policy analyst at the non-profit Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) in Washington, argued that “Tehran likely seeks to determine whether the new president will respond – or, more precisely, fail to respond – to its misbehavior at sea in the same manner as his predecessor.”
 
He said President Trump should respond by designating the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization, preparing the way for further sanctions against an organization that is deeply involved in the Iranian economy.
 
“The White House should also make clear that further Iranian harassment of U.S. naval forces in the Gulf risks triggering a military response against the offending vessels,” Kahn said.
 
“The Trump administration has already put Iran ‘on notice.’ It must now demonstrate that those were not idle words.”
 

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