Report: Iran progressing in Iraq and U.S. influence declining
Posted24/03/2012 08:55 AM
BAGHDAD - Babinaoz (Reuters) - Aattabar a lengthy report published by the Center (The Foreign Policy Focus) that the U.S. "Washington has lost a valuable opportunity to strengthen its influence in Iraq and support the parties to achieve a balance in the face of Iranian influence among Shiites in the Arab world."
The American Center, a specialist external political affairs, said the situation raises concerns among experts about what is happening in the Middle East, particularly about what it called "the growing Shiite crescent Representative systems backed by Iran, in Baghdad, Beirut and Damascus."
He noted the report of the center, which is published by the agency, Kurdistan News (Rn) on the two, that "the neo-conservatives are hoping that the United States is providing military support and politically in Iraq to protect it against the Shiite crescent, which is controlled by Iran, particularly as the invisible hands of Iran in Iraq comes to the fore in While the role of the United States receded significantly."
In fact, the report says that "Iran is capable of interfering in Iraq more than was available in the era of President Saddam Hussein."
According to the report, "The United States paid during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a price in terms of the cost came to about $850 billion and more than 4,400 dead American soldiers in order to make at the end of Iran's most influential power in Iraq."
He pointed out that the "neo-conservatives see in the crawl Islamic Iranian threat to the Middle East, considering that this phase are similar to the Cold War."
The report says that "many of the neo-conservatives cling to hope to turn Iraq into a copy of South Korea and Japan after World War II."
The report considered that "those who fear to lose Iraq the United States, clearly thinking long-term issues in relation to American hegemony and believe that everything in Iraq is due to the dual track policy of containment by the United States against the policy of Iran."
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