ISIS is obviously attempting to penetrate Northern Lebanon and Tripoli, and eventually have cells operating in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and other states, until somebody stops them, Middle East analyst and counter-terrorism expert Walid Phares told RT.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, still stung by the interim agreement reached by the US and Iran that places restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program in return for easing sanctions, has offered his strategy to Obama on ISIS and Iran: “Weaken both.”
Events in Iraq are developing too fast, and the Iraqi crisis might break out into a much wider sectarian conflict that draws in Saudi Arabia and Iran, international relations expert from Warwick University Osman Hassan, told RT.
Despite a decade of testing and tens of billions of dollars’ worth of research, a major missile defense program in the United States has proven to be anything but successful, a new investigation suggests.
The solution has to be within the region itself and that is why the people in the way should oppose any further involvement of the Americans or their allies as they have created this terrible scenario inside Iraq, political analyst Chris Bambery told RT.
The US is getting ready for an open dialogue with Iran to discuss Iraq’s security concerns and ways of responding to radical Sunni militia that have been gaining ground in western Iraq, The Wall Street Journal quoted senior US officials as saying.
In light of recent military gains by a ‘too-extreme-for-Al-Qaeda’ jihadi group in Iraq, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said Tehran may consider cooperating with Washington to battle the extremist threat.