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Iran Plays Delicate Game in Forging Ties with Iraq

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Iran Plays Delicate Game in Forging Ties with Iraq

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Iran Plays Delicate Game in Forging Ties with Iraq

Iran Plays Delicate Game in Forging Ties with Iraq

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Iran is developing trade and diplomatic ties to Iraq ... and offering military and security support to Iraqi forces. Yet Shiite-dominated Iran's involvement in Iraq alarms Sunni-dominated neighbors in the Middle East. And the U.S. accuses Iran of fostering violence inside Iraq. What are the implications of all this maneuvering? Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group talks with Steve Inskeep.