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Iran and Iraq: Spot the difference!

Having refused to place sanctions on Israel after its deliberate murder of the aid activists, the UN (the world's most senior decision-making body) has approved further sanctions against Iran in a move designed to stop Iran defending herself and crippling her financially. All the while Israel works with terrorist groups such as the MEK to murder and kidnap Iranian citizens.

James Denselow, a writer on Middle Eastern politics, believes there is a chance the West is sleep walking into a conflict with the Islamic state may repeat the fate of Iraq quagmire.

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