It is remarkable how little consideration is given to the double standards the West has foisted upon Tehran.
Apologists for Israel’s preemptive strike against Egypt at the start of the Six Day War argue that Nasr’s closing of the Straits of Tiran constituted a casus belli because Israel relied on the straits for the passage of vital oil shipments. Regardless of whether or not this is true, it seems that proponents of this argument should have no problem seeing any number of components of the sanctions regime which is poised to establish an embargo on Iran’s oil exports and has already cut off Iran’s banks from SWIFT as comparably patent acts of war. Accept that the spate of assassinations of Iranian scientists has been orchestrated by the Mossad and you have a situation that Western terror warriors would breathlessly describe as one of active belligerence. Iran, by their lights—whether they like it or not—has every reason to strike back.