Why Iraq is at the center of the dispute between Iran and the United States

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Protesters burn property in front of the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday. (Khalid Mohammed/AP) Tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated throughout 2019, but on New Year’s Eve these tensions were illustrated by a dramatic new … Read More

Iran’s Growing Influence in Syria Sparks Concern

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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, right, meeting with Iran’s defense minister Amir Hatami, in Damascus, Syria, Aug. 26, 2018. WASHINGTON —  While Russian and Iranian-backed Bashar al-Assad’s regime is consolidating … Read More

Russia Constrains Iran

Poster showing Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Syrian President Bashar Assad, and Russian President Vladimir Putin (ABNA News – Iran) In an astounding series of statements, Russia has made it clear that it expects all foreign forces … Read More