Обама теряет Ирак?

БАГДАД. Политика администрации Обамы в Ираке пребывает в хаотичном состоянии. Через семь месяцев после всеобщих выборов в Ираке Соединенные Штаты публично отказались поддерживать какую-либо из сторон в спорах о том, кто будет премьер-министром. Тем не менее, в частном порядке США поддерживают кандидатуру Нури аль-Малики.

США оказали огромное дипломатическое давление на арабских соседей Ирака, чтобы заставить их переизбрать Малики на новый срок. Большинство отказались. Первоначально США поддерживали Малики, чтобы блок ас-Садра не получил долю власти. Однако это привело к неожиданным обратным результатам, так как садристы являются единственной группой, кроме созданной Малики коалиции шиитских партий, которая его поддерживает.

Одним из тревожных следствий дипломатии США стало то, что она усилила роль Ирана в Ираке, поскольку аль-Малики является предпочтительным кандидатом Ирана на пост премьер-министра. Таким образом, в тот момент, когда США ведет глобальную кампанию по изоляции Ирана вследствие его ядерной программы, они также укрепляют региональные позиций Ирана.

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