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"The goal of our campaign is to deny the regime the resource to conduct its destructive foreign policy.


How can I understand 'to conduct its destructive foreign policy' in the sentence?

1) 'the resource' is an apposition to 'to conduct its destructive foreign policy'?

2) 'to conduct its destructive foreign policy' modifies 'the resource' as an adjective phrase?


And what is the right meaning of 'resource' in the sentence?

https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/resource_1?q=resource


Thank you so much as usual in advance.

Comments  

The wording in the White House website transcript is different from what you have. It matters what words you use in what order.

"The goal of our campaign is to deny the regime the resources to conduct its destructive foreign policy."

It's "resources", by the way. Whatever Iran needs to make it possible for them to kill Americans and other infidels around the world and destroy their property, be it weapons, information, agents, communications, are the resources (it needs) to conduct its destructive foreign policy. The grammar is a bit off, but that is grammar's problem—the sentence is natural English. I inserted "it needs" because that is the sense of it. I would call "to conduct …" an infinitve clause used as an adverb for the tacit "needs".

None of the definitions in the rather primitive dictionary you link to are exactly what you want here, but number one is good enough if you ignore the "wealth" aspect.