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(Reuters) - Iran has won the war to dominate the Middle East, according to Jonathan Spier, a researcher at the International Center for Research on International Affairs and commentator for The Jerusalem Post.
"Iraq and Lebanon are no longer able to function effectively," he said. "All countries collapsed, like Syria and Yemen. There is a war going on in the rubble of these two countries. In any case, the beneficiary was Iran."
He added that "the Revolutionary Guards deployed in Iraq the strength of an independent militia and the official support, composed of 120 thousand fighters in the popular crowd, and although the forces in the popular crowd were not all in favor of Iran, but the most important three militias linked to Iran, namely Badr Organization and Asaib Ahl And Hezbollah's battalions. "
He noted that "Iran has political influence in Baghdad, the ruling Dawa Party is traditionally supportive of Iran, while the Badr Organization controls the Interior Ministry, helping to confuse the armed forces and the militia, which helped the use of militias provided in a formal way of support and training American military. "
"There is nothing left to Saudi Arabia except to try to catch up with Iran. The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Riyadh at the end of last month to open the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council, the first visit by an Iraqi prime minister to Saudi Arabia in more than a quarter of a century. Saudis are more than financial incentives to support their potential political allies. "
"Iran has been victorious in Lebanon, winning in Iraq and Syria and draining Saudi Arabia in Yemen," he said. "Iran acted firmly and quickly to cancel the results of the Kurdistan referendum on independence in September. The Iranians were able to use their strong relations with the Talabani family, And engineered the withdrawal of the Peshmerga forces from the city of Kirkuk in October, so paved the way for the control of Tehran's allies on the oil-rich city. "