The US and Europe are well-aware that Iran reached the Mediterranean Sea and that the governments of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon paved way for Iran to get this far. However, do they realize that this threatens their national security, economic and political interests?
Hanin Ghaddar, a Friedmann Visiting Fellow at the Washington Institute, wrote in a recent report: “Following its successes in the Syrian war, Iran’s next step is to infiltrate state institutions in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. Without serious action by the US government to counter Iran’s regional activities, any international support to Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq - and their financial and military institutions - might result in support for Iran’s Shia militias.”
Researcher Jackson Doering reached the same conclusion. Both Ghaddar and Doering think that any support granted to Lebanon or Syria or Iraq is in fact being granted to Iran considering that these countries’ governments are under Iran’s influence.
Relying on the Americans or Europeans only wastes time while Iran further expands in our countries.Sawsan Al Shaer