June 16, 2014

Iran's Uncertain Intervention in Iraq

Meir Javedanfar, Al Monitor

The Associated Press

For years, many Iranian analysts saw the US toppling of Saddam Hussein as a strategic victory for Iran. Recent events have shown such observations to be at least partly inaccurate. The toppling of Saddam has also come at a cost to Iran.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Iraq, Iran

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