Some who are unfamiliar with the situation in Lebanon and Iraq think that the Iraqi and Lebanese people are really protesting Iran's influence in these countries.
Those familiar with the situation in the region are well aware that there is nothing in the name of Iran's influence by the United States and its allies in the region.
For centuries the nations of this region have been in contact with each other, from Afghanistan to Lebanon and Egypt and all these nations have been in contact.
And to the same extent that the Iranians have influenced the people of this region, the Iranians have influenced the Iranians, do not forget that the whole region was once part of the Persian Empire, and for hundreds of years Iranian culture has influenced its inhabitants, and then Iran was occupied by Arabs and Iranian culture was influenced by Islamic culture.
For hundreds of centuries, there was no such thing as a border between the inhabitants of the region, and people from Afghanistan to North Africa lived and traveled wherever they wanted.
Remember that Shi'ism came from Iran and Lebanon, and when the terrorist groups from the east to the west threatened the Islamic countries it was the Iranians who stood by them.
Maybe I need a few hundred pages if I want to account for the cultural ties between the nations of the region, but if we want to summarize, the culture and civilization of the people of this region have been linked for centuries and if the Shiites in Iraq or Lebanon, for example Depend on Iran or the Sunnis feel attached to Saudi Arabia or Turkey, or Arab nationalists feel attached to Egypt It is not strange, and this is not a one-way affair but a two-way affair.
One thing Americans cannot understand at all.
The problem for US allies, such as Saudi Arabia in the region, is that even among the Sunnis, they have failed to maintain a credible position because their leaders were far from the people.
In contrast, the Iranians were able to invest in the relationship with the people, and of course the relationship became stronger day by day.
That's why, when some attack the Iranian consulate in Basra, we see thousands of tribesmen and people in the Basra area present at the Iranian consulate's headquarters to appease the Iranians.
The trick that US-based media and its allies in the region are using is to hire a number of people and then chant slogans against Iran, and some media-dependent reporters take these pictures. They record and transmit and try to induce that the protests were against Iran.
In some cases, they may be forced to work and some, for example, hire an Iranian consulate in Basra.
These people do not form the majority of Iraqis or Lebanon and every election is held again in Iraq or Lebanon Iran's friends will win the elections because they form the majority in both Lebanon and Iraq.
It may not be bad to point out here that this article does not justify bad economic conditions or corruption in Lebanon or Iraq because this is a separate issue and certainly all those who are on the streets are right.
However, the conditions of the region and the hatred of the Iraqi and Lebanese people for the United States and its allies will certainly lead to any election like last year's Iranian allies to win the elections and given that the Iranians are well aware of the political conditions of both countries. They do not see the need to intervene because the main purpose of the US and its allies in Iraq and Lebanon is to bring the Iranian allies to the streets and put people in front of them.
Iran is carefully watching the situation in these two countries and is waiting for the US and its allies to play their cards.
For example, for example, some demonstrators in Iraqi Shiites demand the dissolution of parliament and the overthrow of the government, and they themselves are well aware that this is not possible because they are not alone in representing the Iraqi people and in other groups. The politicians in Iraq will strongly oppose this, and the Prime Minister's acceptance of this will certainly lead to more intense divisions in Iraq.
Certainly, once the United States and its allies have used all the cards they have on the streets, it will be time for Iran and its allies to enter the arena, and it is time to determine who can play better political chess.
It is time to see which side will eventually blur.
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