When It Comes to ISIS, Iranian Help Is Useless and Dangerous

(Asharq al-Awsat-UK) Abdulrahman Al-Rashed - A U.S. alliance with Shi'ite Iran against ISIS would push Sunni moderates to align with terrorist organizations. This would be the worst possible scenario because Sunnis are the majority of the 1 billion Muslims across the world. It would make the U.S. a target in a sectarian war, and it would bolster the position of terrorist groups. During the previous war against the Sunni al-Qaeda between 2001 and 2010, the U.S.'s major allies were Sunni-majority countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan. This represents a logical approach in international relations. The writer is general manager of Al-Arabiya television.

2014-08-29 00:00:00

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