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Iran and ISIS

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Submitted by David (United States), Jun 18, 2014 at 18:34

There have been suggestions that Iran has provided covert support to ISIS in Syria to successfully blunt the Syrian rebellion. Any credence to that?

If so, how will they pivot to support their Shi'a brothers in Iraq?

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I do not believe Iran supports ISIS. That sounds to me like old-fashioned Middle Eastern conspiracism.

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