Report: Iran could make Iraq hostage in the face of America

18/03/2012 14:28

Beirut, March 18 / March (Rn) – The “Center for Strategic and International Studies,” American Research, in a report prepared by researcher Anthony Cordesman on Iraq, that “the security and stability are still fundamental problems critical plagued Iraq even today.” said Cordesman in his report that “there is no any way to predict the outcome of sectarian and ethnic conflict based on the power in the country, especially if …the current levels of violence is relatively high, according to data the U.S. National Center for combating terrorism, which reported that the level of violence in Iraq is higher than Afghanistan between Commoner 2009 – 2011 with no steady decline in the work of violence since the mid-year 2009. ” The report considered that “if it has grown the division between Shiites and Sunnis, and between the Kurds on the other, and if it continued violence in light of a government dominated by Shiites and supported from abroad, especially from Iran, this will lead to control of the Iranian more active, at which time I left the U.S. forces a huge vacuum. ” and saw Cordesman, “can be used Iran Iraq hostage in her hand in the face of any U.S. intervention against it in the Gulf region, and this will cause major problems for both Iraq and the United States.” He explained that “the continuation of America’s support of Iraq is uncertain so far in the time that he lost Iraq almost all its military capabilities to defend itself against Iran, as a result of the U.S. invasion in 2003.” The report also pointed out that there was a discussion on how to help the United States to Iraq, in terms of training, arming, and not through the stationing of U.S. forces in the country or U.S. bases in Iraq because of the challenges faced by America and Iraq together in the area are changing rapidly. ” Finally, the report says that “efforts should be made ​​cooperation within the framework of the Partnership for regional security, as the Iraq pledged not to interfere in the affairs of other countries, should other nations not to interfere in its affairs as well, and must respect its sovereignty. ” The report in conclusion to the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq has helped to refocus resources and achieve progress in Afghanistan against Al Qaeda, and better prepare for the full range of the challenges that lie ahead. of Khalil Khalil, RN Joseph Karwan