July 11, 2014

Iran's Middle East Nightmare

Zachary Keck, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

The Arab Spring, which Tehran first welcomed, has been by far Iran’s biggest nightmare. This began, of course, with the civil war in Syria where the Sunni majority rose up in 2011 to try and topple Bashar al-Assad and the Alawite regime. Iran and its Lebanon ally Hezbollah intervened heavily to prevent this from happening. All signs suggest that they have been successful in so far as the Assad regime doesn’t appear to be in jeopardy of falling anytime soon.

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