U.S. Sees Gains by Sunnis as Chance to Curb Iran’s Power

NY Times: RAMALLAH, West Bank — For years, the United States and its Middle East allies were challenged by the rising might of the so-called Shiite crescent, a political and ideological alliance backed by Iran that linked regional actors deeply hostile to Israel and the West.

 
But uprising, wars and economics have altered the landscape of the region, paving the way for a new axis to emerge, one led by a Sunni Muslim alliance of Egypt, Qatar and Turkey. That triumvirate played a leading role in helping end the eight-day conflict between Israel and Gaza, in large part by embracingHamas and luring it further away from the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah fold, offering diplomatic clout and promises of hefty aid.

For the United States and Israel, the shifting dynamics offer a chance to isolate a resurgent Iran, limit its access to the Arab world and make it harder for Tehran to arm its agents on Israel’s border.

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  1. It is a dwindling policy of Europe and US to support shiat in Sunny’s territory like in Iraq and vise verse.The exact point which has to be controlled that is Israel who is always going out of control and not following international rules.Definitely one day will come when USA will be in grave trouble and USA can not maintain it’s own international policies for business,strategical and other policies.Therefore care full attention is required on this point since now.

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