“In 2010 [Ayad Allawi] won the election. He had more seats. But the Obama Administration pressured him to hand over power to the [Nouri] Maliki government: To the Iranian backed Maliki government.” –Benjamin Hall, Fox News
In this interview, former Iraqi PM Ayad Allawi describes Iran’s influence in the region as:
“…leading to bloodshed, to catastrophes, and to wars throughout the greater Middle East.
It has been a destabilizing factor. Destabilizing in Iraq. Destabilizing in Syria. Destabilizing in other places.”