Graham says Iran is not ‘afraid of us’ and calls for US to change policy

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has called for the United States to change its policy toward Iran as the Middle Eastern country is not “afraid of us.”

Graham’s suggestion for such a change would be hitting Iran in areas the country’s leadership values, such as its place in the oil industry. The senator argued that U.S. troops in the Middle East are “in harm’s way” after three U.S. service members were killed in a drone attack launched by an Iranian-backed militia last month.

“If you’ve convinced Iran we don’t want a wider war, they believe you,” Graham said on Fox News Sunday. “‘Oh, I don’t want a war with you!’ They got the message. What they’re not afraid of us. They were afraid of Trump. They’re not afraid of us.”

Graham cited several foreign conflicts that have occurred over the past few years, including the Afghanistan withdrawal
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