Iran, in shadow proxy war with Saudis, expands its Pakistan influence

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(Worthy News) - Iran is stepping up its involvement with political and militant Shiite groups in Pakistan, in what foreign affairs experts see as an escalating shadow proxy war with Saudi Arabia in a country with the world's second-largest Muslim population.

“Iran is continuing to work to help rebel groups to form in the minority tribal region. There are Sindhi and Baluch separatist groups that Iran will help fund and support,” said retired Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer, an intelligence specialist who currently serves as senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies at the London Center.

Shaffer and others believe Iranians have long funded an array of insurgent outfits in Pakistan, in part as a means to destabilize U.S. efforts in the region. [ Source: Fox News (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “Iran, in shadow proxy war with Saudis, expands its Pakistan influence”

  1. Well, the Pakistanis sure became friends quickly with Iran, didn't they? Maybe they never really were friends with the U.S., huh. After giving them all those Hundreds of Millions of $$. Hummph! That's gratitude for you .... or just plain stupidity on the part of Obama ... who was really just a muslim anyway. Sorry, he may have fooled allot of people, but he never fooled me ... even from the very beginning of his fake presidency. It will be known as the years when America did not have a real sitting President.

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