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Analysis: Did Trump Just Reignite Iran vs ISIS War?


The Jerusalem Post

Did Trump Just Reignite Iran V. ISIS War? - Analysis

The president said that ISIS has been eliminated, but also that Iran and the US could find common cause by joining forces again to fight the jihadist group.


At least two comments by US President Donald Trump in his speech on Wednesday left many analysts scratching their heads: his remarks about NATO and those about ISIS versus Iran

While there are many possible interpretations, one is that the US is going to accelerate its withdrawal from Iraq and the Middle East, hoping it can leave NATO to hold the bag – and not minding much if ISIS makes a small, third comeback to keep Iran busy.

In broad terms, Iran and ISIS (and its forerunners) have been fighting for influence and control over Iraq and Syria since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Read more: https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Did-Trump-just-reignite-Iran-v-ISIS-war-analysis-613640