“There is a heavy Iranian involvement in this war against the IS not just in Syria, but also in Iraq. We know that the Iranians are helping the Assad regime. We know that they are helping the Iraqi Government. There are some special forces from Iran that currently are in Syria and Iraq. So, it is not really a surprise that the Iraqi Government is trying to reach out to the Iranians,” Dr. Emmanuel Karagiannis, Senior Lecturer, Department of Defense Studies, King’s College London, told Radio VR.
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