For PBS NewsHour, Reza Sayah and Gelareh Kiazand take an inside look at Iran’s rising political, economic, and cultural influence in Iraq, the challenges it poses for US strategy, and what the Trump administration is doing to counter it.
How far has Iran extended its military reach in Iraq and what does that mean for US military strategy in the region? How has the United States tacitly teamed up with archrival Iran to take on ISIS? How are the United States and Iran working together against a common enemy; and why do some say this could be a path to resolving the long and bitter rivalry between Tehran and Washington?
As President Trump's threantens to scrap the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, Sayah and Kiazand listen to the views of Iranians on the situation.