May 19, 2015 | Quote

Expert: Iran Sees Fall of Ramadi as Chance to Expand, Faults U.S. For Letting Iran “March In”

In an appearance on CNN Monday, Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President for Research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, praised the United States for its raids – like the successful raid that killed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) financier Abu Sayyaf in Syria over the weekend – but said that more such operations were necessary to degrade the capabilities of ISIS effectively. Schanzer also argued that the United States had effectively let Iran “march in,” and take advantage of the chaos in Iraq, which allowed Tehran to extend its influence over the country.


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