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Submitted by Alex (United States), Jan 6, 2015 at 16:22

I find it especially ironic and profoundly outrageous that the CIA World Factbook has apparently been edited as Dr. Pipes describes when the U.S. ought to be doing everything in its power to encourage internal dissent within Iran, including by Iranian minorities.

Saudi Arabia just announced that it will open its first embassy in Baghdad since the First Gulf War--does anyone believe that the purpose of this new embassy is not to undermine Iranian influence and to stir rebellion in Iran's primarily Arab region of Khuzestan?

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