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Obama courting Iran for help in Iraq risks backlash

Posted by seumasach on June 17, 2014

Obama is certainly risking the ire of the Neo-Cons in engaging with Iran but he is doing so from what is regarded  as a strategic imperative: defeating Al-Qaida. It difficult for the Neo-Cons to argue with this and so they find themselves hoisted on their own petard


17th June, 2014

President Barack Obama’s outreach to Iran to help thwart Sunni militants in Iraq may upset regional allies and risk a domestic political backlash.

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