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Basra Crisis is Iran’s Opportunity

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi writes in Asia Times:

In the US’s worst-case scenario, Shi’ites in Basra descend into anarchy-driven factional strife following the withdrawal of British troops, opening the door for Iran to draw southern Iraq further into its sphere of influence. Iran’s interests, however, are far better served by a peaceful transfer of power, although the specter of its intervention is something Tehran can use to reduce the chances of a US military strike against Iran.

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