The full-court press on Iran that President Donald Trump has put into play has not yet resulted in changes to Tehran’s regional strategy. Iran's influence in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen is growing, and now Tehran intends to outplay Trump in Afghanistan. Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (NSC),
Iran is offering Afghanistan an alternative to US occupation, one based on peace, dialogue and diplomacy instead of sheer military might.
Por Nikolai Bobkin