Wednesday, April 12, 2006
US Policies Inadvertantly Aid Iran
Check this out: it was reported on April 8 that the United States has cancelled or delayed the payment of some $200B in foreign aid to the Palestinian autority.
A couple of days ago Iran announced that an official delegation led by the Palestinian Authority's Finance Minister, Dr. Abdol-Razagh, has visited Tehran with a long list of aid requests.
What does this mean? This means that Hamas and the Islamic Republic are gonna get closer to one another even more than before. This has implications for any kind of measure the United States is willing to take against Iran over its nuclear program. It seriously undermines the United States' policy of containing Iran's influence in the region. I wish that the US would pursue a more coherent policy in the Middle East.