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December 28, 2014 12:20 pm

Obama Admin. Welcomes Growing Iran Role in Fight Against ISIS

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Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi. Photo: Fars.

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi. Photo: Fars.

Washington Post – Iranian military involvement has dramatically increased in Iraq over the past year as Tehran has delivered desperately needed aid to Baghdad in its fight against Islamic State militants, say U.S., Iraqi and Iranian sources. In the eyes of Obama administration officials, equally concerned about the rise of the brutal Islamist group, that’s an acceptable role — for now.

Yet as U.S. troops return to a limited mission in Iraq, American officials remain apprehensive about the potential for renewed friction with Iran, either directly or via Iranian-backed militias that once attacked U.S. personnel on a regular basis.

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