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Renaud Girard: "Middle East: the Shiite axis no longer goes without saying"

2021-10-11T19:44:56.062Z

CHRONICLE - The Shiite populations of the Middle East still have a great deal of friendship for the Iranian people. But they have much less for the theocratic regime which claims to represent it.



Two years ago, the Revolutionary Guards publicly boasted of their Islamic Republic of Iran's control of four Arab capitals: Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut and Sana'a.

They welcomed the existence of a Shiite axis leading solidly from Tehran to the Mediterranean.

As if their then leader, General Qassem Soleimani, had succeeded in reestablishing, at least in part, the Persian empire of Cyrus the Great.

The Pasdarans did not see the major trend in the geopolitics of the Middle East in the 2020s coming, which is the crumbling of this Shiite axis.

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Organized under the supervision of international observers, the Iraqi general elections on Sunday, October 10, 2021 mark a further step forward in this trend.

They saw the breakthrough of the nationalist movement of Sheikh Moqtada al-Sadr, to the detriment of the coalition close to pro-Iranian militias.

Iraqi Shiite community, which represents more than half of the country's population, is no longer doomed

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Source: lefigaro

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