The Afghan Bridge in US-Iran Relations

The Afghan Bridge in US-Iran Relations

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<p class="font_7" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_2"><span style="">As President Obama met his top Afghanistan commanders in the Oval Office on February 4 to discuss his decision to reduce the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, he received a compliment from an unlikely source. Ali Akbar Velayati, the top foreign policy aid to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, called Obama’s Afghan withdrawal policy “wise.”&nbsp;</span></span><span class="color_2"><span style="">The accolade was rare, considering the source, but also double-edged. Critics of President Obama will say that Iran, like other rivals, senses folly in Washington’s Afghan policies and now sees an opportunity to fill the power vacuum in Kabul if and when the Americans finally leave.</span></span></span></p>

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The Afghan Bridge in US-Iran Relations

The Afghan Bridge in US-Iran Relations

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<p class="font_7" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_2"><span style="">As President Obama met his top Afghanistan commanders in the Oval Office on February 4 to discuss his decision to reduce the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, he received a compliment from an unlikely source. Ali Akbar Velayati, the top foreign policy aid to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, called Obama’s Afghan withdrawal policy “wise.”&nbsp;</span></span><span class="color_2"><span style="">The accolade was rare, considering the source, but also double-edged. Critics of President Obama will say that Iran, like other rivals, senses folly in Washington’s Afghan policies and now sees an opportunity to fill the power vacuum in Kabul if and when the Americans finally leave.</span></span></span></p>

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The Afghan Bridge in US-Iran Relations

The Afghan Bridge in US-Iran Relations

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<p class="font_7" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_2"><span style="">As President Obama met his top Afghanistan commanders in the Oval Office on February 4 to discuss his decision to reduce the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, he received a compliment from an unlikely source. Ali Akbar Velayati, the top foreign policy aid to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, called Obama’s Afghan withdrawal policy “wise.”&nbsp;</span></span><span class="color_2"><span style="">The accolade was rare, considering the source, but also double-edged. Critics of President Obama will say that Iran, like other rivals, senses folly in Washington’s Afghan policies and now sees an opportunity to fill the power vacuum in Kabul if and when the Americans finally leave.</span></span></span></p>

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The Afghan Bridge in US-Iran Relations

The Afghan Bridge in US-Iran Relations

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<p class="font_7" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_2"><span style="">As President Obama met his top Afghanistan commanders in the Oval Office on February 4 to discuss his decision to reduce the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, he received a compliment from an unlikely source. Ali Akbar Velayati, the top foreign policy aid to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, called Obama’s Afghan withdrawal policy “wise.”&nbsp;</span></span><span class="color_2"><span style="">The accolade was rare, considering the source, but also double-edged. Critics of President Obama will say that Iran, like other rivals, senses folly in Washington’s Afghan policies and now sees an opportunity to fill the power vacuum in Kabul if and when the Americans finally leave.</span></span></span></p>

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