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Laicie Heeley quoted in WJLA on Iran Notice

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WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — On Wednesday, the White House officially put Iran “on notice” in response to a recent ballistic missile test. As a candidate, Donald Trump repeatedly said the United States would stand up to Iranian aggression and even pull out of the international nuclear agreement, leading some in Washington to believe that the official warning should be taken seriously.

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Laicie Heeley is a foreign policy expert at the Stimson Center and has focused extensively on U.S. relations with Iran. She noted that within the first two weeks of the Trump administration, he has already fulfilled a number of promises that many experts dismissed as simply campaign rhetoric. “Just in the very short time that Trump has been president, we’ve seen that few of the wild and crazy things he has said have actually been wild and crazy things. He means most of them., she advised.

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