Solving Iraq and Iranian Influence

November 26, 2006

Iraqi President Talabani has not been able to leave Iraq to meet with his Iranian counterpart, Ahmadinejad, for a crucial meeting which could set the framework for Iraq’s future. However, Ahmadinejad is not stopping his active foreign policy of involving Iran in solving Iraq’s problems; this time, the Iranian President has offered to help the US with its woes in Iraq.

The president said Iran is ready to help if the US stops “bullying” and “invading” in the region.

In the meantime, a spokesman for the foreign ministry denied the idea that Iran plans a summit between Iran, Syria and Iraq, without going into any details. The statement could be meant as an incentive for the US to accept Iran’s offer: if Tehran actually holds a three-way summit, it will be a major failure of US foreign policy in Iraq.

The US must seriously consider the offer: all of its efforts to restore stability to Iraq have backfired. For example, with security bolstered in Baghdad this week the country plunged into one of the deadliest weeks in the US-led occupation, with hundreds dead on a single day.

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2 Responses to “Solving Iraq and Iranian Influence”

  1. J Says:

    There’s nothing left for the US to do but declare victory and withdraw. Iraq is going to disintegrate whether we’re there or not.

  2. lightcontrast Says:

    I agree with J. At this point, we have to get out. We’ve got pressure from all sides and Iran wants us out of there.


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