Argument: The Iraq War has benefited Iran by eliminating its Iraqi adversaries
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- "Iran 'benefiting from war on terror'". Independent.co.uk. August 23, 2006 - "Iran's influence in the Middle East has been bolstered by America's so-called war on terror, according to a new report.
- The report, by researchers at think-tank the Royal Institute for International Studies in London - also known as Chatham House - says: "There is little doubt that Iran has been the chief beneficiary of the war on terror in the Middle East.
'The United States, with Coalition support, has eliminated two of Iran's regional rival governments - the Taliban in Afghanistan in November 2001 and Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq in April 2003 - but has failed to replace either with coherent and stable political structures.'"