Editor: 01/08/2013 13:11 Number of Views: 93
Range Press / Beirut
Warned the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the U.S. Obama administration to continue to "Strategic disregard" of the Iraqi crisis, will have major negative repercussions on the U.S. influence in the Middle East.
The center said in a study entitled "Iraq: The rotation of the new strategy in the Middle East", "The negligence of the United States to Iraq, caused by fatigue of the Iraq war that I’ve earned the latter tactically, but lost at the strategic level.
May also be the reason is the fact that the civil war Syria more violent, and produces severe human suffering, which is of concern to the international media. "
But it (the center) warns that Iraq is far more important strategically from Syria. It is a country of 32 million, while Syria’s 22 million population. And Iraq’s largest economy, where the gross domestic product in 2011 reached about $ 156 billion,
compared with 107 billion to Syria. More importantly, Iraq’s oil reserves of (9 percent of world reserves), while to Athoz (0.2 percent of world reserves).
And above all, the report said, Iraq’s significant impact on the overall security in the Gulf region, which played for more than 60 years strategic role of separation – between the geographical regions of the Levant and the Gulf, and also between Iran and the Middle East.
For all these reasons, the PCHR calls on Washington to intervene to stop the decline of Iraq into civil war, and to maintain a reasonable distance between him and Iran.
He adds that this option is "much win" for the United States in the long term, even in the short term, the likelihood of having to replace the strategic neglect of Iraq "strategic patience."