The US risks pushing Iran towards a nuclear weapon
Jalil Bayat is a visiting lecturer of International Relations at Allameh Tabataba’i University in Tehran. He holds a PhD in International Relations from Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran. He is a permanent member of the Iranian Political Science Association. He was visiting researcher at the Scientific Research and Middle East Strategic Studies Center (2015-2018).
The seizure of its tankers is not something Iran would remain silent about, especially with the newly elected hardliner parliament, which has placed moderates like Rouhani and Zarif in their weakest position in seven years.