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Obama, Iran, and Human Rights

Last week, I had written that Iran’s arrest of seven members of its Bahai community on rather spurious but nonetheless capital charges.

There’s been lots more in the Iran News Round Ups, but a great wealth of updates can be found here.

Obama may not realize that Iran is testing him. Nothing will telegraph to Tehran Washington’s impotence than if the White House remains silent while Iranian authorities target and perhaps execute religious minorities.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.


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