October 23, 2012

How Iran Uses Iraq to Grab Weapons

Jamsheed & Carol Choksy, Forbes

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Sale of weapons to nations who play both sides of international divides brings in much-needed revenue for the U.S. and other nations, but it also undermines the world order by empowering rogue regimes like Iran. The porous border between Iraq and Iran, plus Iran’s considerable influence in Iraqi political and administrative circles, is ensuring that circumvention of U.N. and U.S. embargoes via Iraqi routes has become standard operating procedure for Tehran. Even the Obama Administration, which is notable for ratcheting up sanctions, acknowledges the cat and mouse game afoot as Tehran works nonstop to find ways of acquiring banned equipment and knowledge via its western neighbor.

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