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Retired U.S. top brass discuss Iran’s Role in Middle East Unrest

Gen. Conway addressed Iran’s military support of the civil war in Syria, and its efforts to keep dictator Bashar al-Assad in power, saying, “The world is not a safer place” with Iran’s involvement in the region,”  adding that “some 70,000 Iranian troops and proxy militias were creating ‘havoc’ across the Middle East.”

According to Gen. Wald, “Iran’s ultimate goal is to be the regional hegemon. … As a subset of that, they like to foment problems.”  He continued, “I think that the leadership of Iran – the mullahs – are the primary problem.”

Col. Martin believes that it’s Iran’s influence, particularly its policies to exterminate the Sunni population in Iraq, that led to the rise of ISIS (ISIL or Daesh).

The important role played by the women of Iran is not to be overlooked in the fight against the fundamentalism espoused by the Iranian regime. The main Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), is led by women who pose a “threat” to the theocratic regime, Brig. Gen. Phillips pointed out. 

The full interview, conducted by the ‘Alliance for Public Awareness – Iranian Communities in Europe’ at the July 9 “Free Iran” convention in Paris, its available for viewing HERE.