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Germany and France tougher on Iran-backed militias than US

Tony Badran
8th December 2017 - Quoted by Laurie Mylroie - Kurdistan 24

Although US President Donald Trump has announced a tough new policy against Iran, both Germany and France—the two most important countries in the European Union—have taken a significantly harder line than the US against Iranian-backed militias in Iraq.


Tony Badran, an expert on Lebanon and a Research Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, calls the US attitude “poetry”—denial of an unpalatable reality.


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