ISIS in Iran Could Lead to a Battle of Two Great Evils

OpsLensNewsChannelPublished: July 12, 20178 views
Published: July 12, 2017

Recent attacks claimed by ISIS in Iran against the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini could signify a significant escalation in the group's effort to expand its territory, and ideology.

And in doing so, may also invite added engagement by one of the world's most unpredictable nations into the Middle East. Most notably, Syria where allegiances between Iran and the Assad regime are strong, and Iraq, where Iran has had in its crosshairs as a means to grow its territory and control over oil reserves.

Knowing that Iran continues to pursue nuclear capabilities and the influence it wields via Shia rulers in other parts of the world, escalation of conflict with the likes of ISIS could present a scenario where two of the world's greatest evils meet head on.

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