The scars of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war have never been forgotten or forgiven by Iran’s hardliners. Their righteous ‘resistance’ has become their raison d’être. As you may have heard, the risk of war between Israel and Iran is high. Even as Israel is determined to rid its borders of pro-Iranian actors, Iran is even more determined to extend and solidify its presence in Syria, and beyond into the wider region: politically, militarily and socially. Many people are pinning their hopes for avoiding such a war on Iran backing down, thinking that threats and sanctions and limited military engagements will make it quit stoking conflict with Israel, Saudi Arabia and in the wider Middle East. But that’s not going to happen. Here are four reasons why: Iran Can’t Stop Making Trouble in the Middle East. Here’s Why.