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Iran’s Support for Terrorism in USA

Last month, when the State Department published its annual terrorist report for 2011, Daniel Benjamin, the department's counterterrorism coordinator, noted that Washington is "increasingly concerned about Iran's support for terrorism and Hezbollah's activities as they've both stepped up their level of terrorist plotting over the past year

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Iraqi-Saudi Relations

For the first time in twenty years, Saudi Arabia has named an Ambassador to Iraq. . . . That makes this an appropriate time to try to correct a persistent myth that still affects Iraqi attitudes toward Saudi Arabia in a harmful way—the belief that it was the Saudis who persuaded the United States, after the 1991 Gulf War twenty years ago, to abandon the Shia of Iraq to be slaughtered by Saddam Hussein's tanks and helicopters. The truth, I can attest, is exactly the opposite.

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HOW IRAN AND TURKEY SEE EACH OTHER

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting Riyadh on Friday. The Syrian crisis will dominate the agenda in Riyadh, and Iran will scrutinize every statement made by Erdogan and his Saudi hosts. Welcome to the new Middle East which increasingly looks too small to accommodate both Turkey and Iran.

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