USA plays in Iranian interests.

Iran has been the accidental beneficiary of the US overthrowing two of its worst enemies: The Taliban in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Tehran did not have to do much to harvest the benefits to itself of US policy since 2001. A democratic election in Iraq, as happened in 2005, was bound to benefit Tehran by bringing Shia religious parties to power in Baghdad. The real problems of the US and Britain in Iraq are indigenous and only marginally connected to Iran.
So indeed our American friends did and does much in Iranian interests.
Old news.
Devil_Dog said:
Old news.
Sometimes absense of news from Washington is news itself.

A quote from the mentioned article

The Shatt al-Arab, where the Tigris and Euphrates join before they flow south into the Gulf, has always been a flashpoint between Iraq and Iran.
One could expect 'a strong message' toward Iran from Washington but...

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