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Unformatted text preview: velopments could provide new opportunities for Iran to expand its regional influence and its strategic capabilities .¶ America, meanwhile, is still struggling to craft a coherent response to Iran's regional ambitions . Policymakers in ostensibly, to rewrite history in Tehran's favor). Washington were jolted awake to Iran's activities south of the border in October of 2011, when law enforcement agencies foiled a plot orchestrated by a faction of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps operating in South America to assassinate Adel AlJubeir, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, in the State Department develop a strategy to "counter Iran in the Western Hemisphere." The bill sailed through Congress and was signed into law by President Obama back in December. But whether that strategy, when it does materialize this summer, will be broad enough to address the extent of Iran's presence in the Western Hemisphere is still very much an open question.¶ It will need to be. As Nisman's investigation and resulting indictment indicates, the Iranian regim...
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