When Iran’s President Rouhani brings a “message of peace” from “a nation of resistance,” is that a contradiction? Not really. Iran anchors the Axis of Resistance—specializing in resistance against aggressors, invaders, ethnic cleansers, colonizers, economic terrorists, and genocide perpetrators. If potential aggressors see that they will face determined resistance, they won’t aggress. Determined resistance against aggression is the path to peace.