Argument: Iran is more concerned about self-defense than aggression
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"Analysts: Iran's military poses little threat". USA Today. March 6, 2007 - ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's outdated military presents little current threat to its neighbors, despite the fierce rhetoric from its hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, military analysts said Monday at a security conference here in the Persian Gulf.
Iran has exaggerated its military capabilities, while U.S. and Israeli leaders have engaged in "provocative rhetoric" that overstates the Iranian threat, said Anthony Cordesman of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.
In reality, Iran is more focused on national defense than using military power to boost its influence in the region, he said.