Iranian regime’s ‘warped vision’ for Palestinians

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is measuring progress for Palestinians in terms of weapons rather than jobs, continuing the regime’s long-standing goal of promoting terror rather than striving for peace and prosperity.

In a July 30 essay titled “Israeli-Palestinian peace would be Iran’s worst nightmare,” U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook and Jason Greenblatt, an assistant to President Trump and the special representative for international negotiations, fault Khamenei for advancing a “warped vision” in the face of growing momentum for peace in the region.

Hook and Greenblatt cite “renewed enthusiasm” for a peaceful and more prosperous future after a workshop in Bahrain last month where more than 300 public and private-sector officials gave feedback on a U.S. plan for peace and economic development.

The United States in June issued the $50 billion “Peace to Prosperity” plan that aims to promote investment in the region and create jobs for the Palestinian people.

Profiting from chaos

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Funding terrorism

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Unintended consequences

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‘Peace to Prosperity’

Quote about what peace between Israel and Palestinians would mean (State Dept./D. Thompson)