US Sanctions Driving Iran to Tighten Grip on Iraq

By James Risen, for The Intercept.

Massive, sustained protests in Baghdad and Tehran that have been met with violent responses from security forces throughout the fall and winter have rapidly altered the political dynamics in both Iraq and Iran.

But it is still uncertain whether the grassroots anger that has erupted will lead to significant change in either country — or whether the United States will play a role in shaping the outcome.

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(Source: The Intercept)

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