The United States spent more than $1 trillion and lost about 4,500 troops in the effort to make Iraq the cornerstone of a Western-facing Middle East. But today, Iran’s influence is paramount.
..Ater the United States’ abrupt withdrawal of troops in 2011, American constancy is still in question here — a broad failure of American foreign policy, with responsibility shared across three administrations.
Iran has been playing a deeper game, parlaying extensive religious ties with Iraq’s Shiite majority and a much wider network of local allies, as it makes the case that it is Iraq’s only reliable defender.
Iran’s great project in eastern Iraq may not look like much: a 15-mile stretch of dusty road, mostly gravel, through desert and scrub near the border in Diyala Province.
But it is an important new leg of Iran’s path through Iraq to Syria, and what it carries — Shiite militiamen, Iranian delegations, trade goods and military supplies — is its most valuable feature.
Source: Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. ‘Handed the Country Over’
Islamic State claims responsbility for twin attacks on parliament and tomb of late revolutionary leader in Iranian capital
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RED LINE ROW Russia and Iran pledge to hit back against further Syria strikes as they blast US for ‘crossing red lines’ The command centre for the two countries and allied groups released a joint statement today saying they would ‘respond to future breaches of red lines with force’
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Iran launched another missile Wednesday from the same launch pad east of Tehran where it conducted a previous ballistic missile test last month, an official told Fox News.
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Iran received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash assistance from the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016 with Israel and Saudi Arabia receiving $9 Billion
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5th time in 5 weeks Iranian Navy conducted attack runs directly at a U.S.Naval vessel without armed response.
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The following is Aug. 23, 2016 video of guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG-94) harassed by four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN).
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Warned the US they were coming across Iraq airspace after they took off from Iran
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Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of the paramilitary Basij Resistance Force, said at the time that it showed “the U.S. doesn’t understand anything but the language of force.”
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Under the cover of darkness at midnight on an Iranian tarmac an unmarked jet delivered a half billion dollar ransom in pallets of Gold and Swiss currency wrapped in plastic on the day Sheridan Hostages were freed.
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