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Iran's Hostile Policies in Iraq

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Publication Date: April 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Phillips

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)

Keywords: Middle East; Iraq War; Revolutionary Guards

Type: Report

Coverage: Iran Iraq

Abstract:

To counter Iran's increasingly aggressive role in Iraq, the United States should disrupt Iran's subversive network and raise the risks of its proxy war in Iraq; pressure Iraqi Shiite and Kurdish political parties to distance themselves from Tehran if they want continued U.S. support; and privately warn Tehran that continued efforts to subvert Iraq will have negative consequences.