30 Jun '14, 6pm

Iran's stance on Iraq: neither new nor improved

Things have escalated severely in Iraq. Despite the full court-press by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS/DAASH/now simply IS ) south towards the capital, Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, according to the BBC , "has rejected calls for a national salvation government to help counter the offensive by jihadist-led Sunni rebels." Thus far, ISIS has scored impressive gains in Iraq, which include the takeover of an oil refinery at Bayji, the biggest in the country. Then came news that two border checkpoints were snatched up by ISIS. Slowly, the United States has upped its support. President Barack Obama already declared that America will be sending "up to 300 military advisers" to Baghdad, as reported by CNN . This news followed reports that three American naval vessels, the USS George HW Bush, the USS Philippine Sea, and the USS Truxtun, are headed to the Persian Gulf...

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