By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
Iranian leadership has made it clear that they are regional leaders and they do not plan on backing down because of international pressure.
The advisor to the Grand Ayatollah Khamenai, Ali Akbar Velayati was quoted in the official news agency Fars saying: "Iran's influence in the region is inevitable and to remain a key player in the region, this influence will continue ..."
He continued: "Iran has no intention to abandon the oppressed nations in the region ... Our presence in Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon is in coordination with the governments of these countries."
Iran is bringing it's A game to the region. They are expanding their influence.
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