Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Iran and the new Iraq

Bijan Khajepour is an Iranian political consultant. In his recent article he raises many important points regarding new Iraq.
As one of the largest and most populous countries in the Middle East, Iran has a big stake in regional stability. Any sense of instability undermines Iran’s political and economic development and aggravates both internal and international tensions. From that perspective, Iran can only benefit from a new Iraqi regime if Iraq maintains its territorial integrity. Any fragmentation of Iraq will lead to new regional tensions which would be seen as irritants at best from an Iranian perspective.
American military presence, pro-American regime in Baghdad, internal power structures, Shiite presence in Iraqis’ political and local affairs and other important issues. Read more
(posted by Iman)

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