MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : WILL IRAN SEND MORE TROOPS TO IRAQ ? LISTEN TO INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WAR – JENNIFER CAFARELLA
EAST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
9 Oct 2019 – As the Iraqi government faces an unprecedented period of unrest, Iran has signaled that it may send security personnel into Iraq. Tehran’s ostensible reason for sending forces across the border is to secure an upcoming religious pilgrimage, but Iran may alternatively be preparing to help suppress protests.
Nicholas Carl, an Iran expert from the Critical Threats Project, and ISW’s Research Director Jennifer Cafarella discuss the possibility of a deeper Iranian intervention.
Listen to the podcast here. http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/podcast-escalating-protests-iraq