Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Earlier this week, Iran announced, through the head of its Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, that it supported the legal process to pick a replacement for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.These events in Iraq took place without the usual level of control that Iran has been able to impose over Iraq.So Iran brought in military advisers, sent back some Iraqi warplanes that they had held onto from the time of the 1991 Gulf war, and repatriated militias fighting in Syria to Iraq so as to compensate for the delay in U.S. military assistance to Iraq.For Iran, there was no reason that necessitated Maliki's replacement.Iran had ensured that Maliki would not oppose any of its policies in Iraq after 2010 .For the first time in Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran has not been able to select the prime minister and finds itself reacting to events rather than informing them. For the first time, and as a result of this, Iran has lost some leverage in Iraq.
The U.N. can do more in the Middle East
Prepare for an upcoming conflict in OPEC
Why is ISIS destroying Iraq’s cultural heritage?
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE