The US has a new friend in the region: Iran


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**The US has a new friend in the region: Iran **

aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/11/us-new-friend-region-iran-20141191344125636.html

A calculated strategic swap of allegiances as Iran replaces Saudi Arabia as the United States’ favoured regional ally?

Last week, a US drone strike in the Yemeni province of Baydah reportedly killed up to 20 al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters. Among the dead was Shawki Ali Ahmed al Badani, wanted for his role in a plot that led to the closure of US embassies across the region in 2013. While the target was AQAP’s leadership, it will have been welcomed by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who took Yemen’s capital Sanaa in September and have since been in open warfare with AQAP.


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Am I missing something?

:confused:


#3

My guess is this is a “hand on the holster” scenario.


#4

What’s that?


#5

Netanyahu would not be happy about that.


#6

Just an exaggerated news headline. They’re still on opposing sides in Syria, and Iran’s Supreme Leader just had this to say foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/28/iran-supreme-leader-slams-america-as-chameleon-in-statement-on-nuclear-talks/


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