Report: Iraq president in the center of U.S. strategic conflict – Iran

Posted 15/03/2012 08:21 PM

BAGHDAD – Babinaoz (Reuters) – escalated tensions between Iran and the United States in the region. In this context, the deployment of the Centre for Strategic Studies and International U.S., a lengthy report by researcher senior Anthony Cordesman, reviewing the study and analysis of competition for the U.S. – Iran on Iraqi soil. In the first part of the report which is published by the agency, Kurdistan News (Rn) on the parts, the report describes the background to compete U.S. – Iran, which returns to before the American invasion in 2003. , says Cordesman, in his “Iraq has become a major focus in the strategic competition between the United States and Iran.” The date of this competition to the pre-Iraq-Iran war (1980-1988), the Gulf War in 1991, and the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, and now the withdrawal of U.S. military forces in 2011. said Cordesman said the competition “was formed with the turmoil of the political situation and conflict power, where it competes both the United States and Iran to form a structure for future policy and the economy and security in Iraq. ” The report pointed out that “The United States has made ​​considerable efforts in the face of Iranian influence in Iraq, including taking advantage of its status as occupied and as a major source of aid, as well as through the dissemination of information and press releases conventional to shed light on the Iranian interference. ” the report continued Cordesman, “Nevertheless, to contain Iran’s influence in spite of its importance, not only the main objective of the United States in Iraq, but to create a democratic atmosphere to eliminate the remainder of the extremist elements and rebel and to support a civil society, a friend of the United States and its allies in the Gulf. ” He said, “but that America’s ability to achieve this goal are uncertain, although U.S. and Iraqi forces recorded victories tactical great against the insurgents in Iraq in the period between 2005 – 2009, but now it has left U.S. forces Iraq was the United States could transform agreement Alataralastrateja with Iraq to the relationship of strong and durable in what entered Iran weight. ” said Cordesman said Iran “plays an important role in influencing Iraqi politics, and maintains strong ties with many of the leaders of the Shiite political and other military advisers also have relationships with all of Sadrists and some Shiite militias in Iraq. ” “Even now remembers many Iraqis, the costs and sacrifices of the Iran – Iraq, especially the Sunnis and the Kurds who do not find a good reason for confidence in Iran.”and “Even that the Iranians and Iraqi Shia do not share always views itself, especially that Iran is making an effort to increase its influence in Iraqi cities holy to Shiites, as well as tensions over Iran’s exports to Iraq and undermining Iraqi farmers. ” In short, the report says, “It is not clear what If the United States or Iran could be competing for power in Iraq, but it is quite clear that they tied in the competition without end, even it is not possible to predict the consequences of this conflict. ” and concluded by saying that “the political instability of Iraq, and divisions sectarian and ethnic groups, and the growing security problems on the ground, and the presence of the risk of a new round of fighting Al Ahly, are all factors that contribute to the lack of certainty in the outcome of this conflict and see the efforts of each of the two countries to find new ways to gain influence at the expense of the other. “
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