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Commentary: Taking a hard line on Iran doesn't have to mean war

Where Iran is concerned, there are hard-liners and hard hard-liners. Everyone, in both camps, wants to ensure that Iran doesn't have a nuclear weapon, and everyone wants to stop Iran's malign behavior in the Middle East and elsewhere, ensuring peace and stability. The critical difference is how that set of objectives is reached.

The hard-liners, and I am one of them, believe in the nuclear deal struck during the Obama administration and in taking the path of further negotiations and non-nuclear sanctions to address Iran's behavior. The hard hard-liners, on the other hand, successfully pushed

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