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May 31, 2012 10:00 pm

White House: Iran is Fearful of Assad Losing Power

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President Obama. Photo: Pete Souza.

JPost/Reuters – The White House on Thursday accused Iran of “malignant behavior” for propping up Syrian President Bashar Assad and warned anew that the country’s conflict could explode into a wider proxy war unless Assad steps down.

In sharp comments toward Tehran, White House press secretary Jay Carney said that Iran was exploiting the violence in Syria to entrench its regional sway.

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