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In Mideast tumult, Iran’s clout rises

In Syria and across southern Lebanon, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad smiles broadly from posters that feature the fiery leader alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hizbullah’s Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah. To judge by Iran’s expanding influence across an increasingly turbulent Middle East, Mr. Ahmadinejad has good reason to smile. Not only are the political winds blowing his way in former arch-enemy Iraq, but now the war touched off by Hizbullah, the Iranian- created and supplied organization in Lebanon, has embroiled Iran’s nemesis Israel in a bloody conflict – and diverted attention from Iran’s nuclear program. Full Story

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