May 29, 2014

Iran Benefits from Creative Arab Chaos

Michael Young, Daily Star

The Associated Press

Iran has a finger in several Arab pies. Tehran’s influence over Iraq and its government is said to be significant. In Lebanon, the ties with Hezbollah have given it a major role in deciding the fate of the country. In the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Iran has re-established ties with a financially strapped Hamas. And in Syria, Tehran has greatly expanded its authority, having played an essential part in bolstering Bashar Assad’s regime.

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TAGGED: Palestine, Israel, Hezbollah, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Arabs, Iran, Middle East

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