The West, it seems, cannot countenance perceiving the Islamic Republic of Iran as anything other than a dangerous menace to be firmly dealt with, and not that of a resurgent nation determined to be afforded the respect it believes it deserves.
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As the framework for a possible interim deal on Iran’s enrichment of uranium is prepared, the West has to recognise the reality of Iran’s Islamic civilization, together with its vital interests and security concerns, and not just hope that “regime change” is around the corner and inevitable if enough pressure is applied.