Iran shouldn't meddle in Iraq

06/26/2014 3:06 PM

06/28/2014 7:18 PM

Re "Old foe Iran may be US ally in Iraq" (Page A1, June 26): Iran has been meddling in Iraq's affairs since the U.S. occupation and the fall of Saddam Hussein. Iran has been supporting al-Maliki, our man in Iraq. Iraqis coming from Basrah, the third largest city in Iraq, tell stories about Farsi being the spoken language on the streets of the southern most city and of the cruel discrimination against the Sunnis deepening even further the sectarian division in the county.

All of this is taking place under the watchful eyes of the U.S. who evidently is not bothered by it. Why do we think Iran will save the country? A more important question: why is the U.S. interfering to save a sectarian dictatorship when it had rid the country a few years ago from a secular one? Encouraging Iran to interfere will only make the situation worse.

-- Samira Al-Qazzaz, Carmichael

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