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Laicie Heeley quoted in the Washington Examiner on future Iranian behavior

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After purposefully not pushing for the release of American hostages as part of the Iran nuclear agreement, the Obama administration is now reduced to hoping that Iran will soon decide on its own to release them.


“There is optimism there – there’s a lot of hope that this might provide an opening on not just the prisoner issue but others,” Laicie Heeley, a fellow with the Stimson Center who focuses on Iran and nuclear weapons proliferation, told the Washington Examiner. “But there’s zero assurance or certainty there that Iran will change its behavior.”

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