Tehran Fears Ba'athist Restoration in Baghdad

(Financial Times/New York Times) - Tehran is increasingly wary of chaos in Iraq and fearful that the U.S. is looking to members of Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath party to stabilize the situation and counter the influence of Iraq's Shia Muslims. "The U.S. is bringing back Ba'athists because it is not easy for them to compromise with the Shia," said Abbas Maleki, a leading analyst in Tehran.

2004-05-06 00:00:00

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