Asia Times Online
October 20, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Iraqi Premier Nuri al-Maliki hit Tehran this Monday. He was duly received by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and talked extensively to President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, still beaming after his rock-star tour of Lebanon last week.
Maliki visited the holy city of Qom, described Iran-Iraq relations as “strategic” and called for even deeper Iran-Iraq cooperation. A good time was had by all – but certainly not the Armageddon-warning brigade in Washington.
Now let’s shine some light over the broader context. Take this antiwar.com headline; “White House demands Maliki oust [Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-]Sadr from coalition.”