News   /   Interviews

US seeks to drive a wedge between Syria, Iraq: Analyst

Iraqi forces and members of the Hashed al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Units) advance towards the city of al-Qaim, in Iraq's western Anbar province near the Syrian border, on November 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

An academic believes the United States will resort to new tactics to drive a wedge between Syria and Iraq, which are fighting Washington’s attempts to impose its hegemony in the Middle East following Iraqi forces' gains in the city of al-Qaim in the western Anbar province.

“So I believe that this is a major achievement, but I still believe that we might see new surprises presented to us by the United States because Daesh at one point was mainly running in favor of US geopolitical objectives in the region to [drive] a wedge between Syria and Iraq, which are both trying to fight American influence and hegemony in the region,” Jamal Wakim, a professor at the Lebanese International University told Press TV in an interview on Friday.


Press TV’s website can also be accessed at the following alternate addresses:

Press TV News Roku