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Iran's Influence on Iraq

For as long as U.S. forces have been in Iraq, U.S. officials have worried about interference from neighboring Iran. There have been charges that Iran is slipping armed groups and intelligence agents across the border. The view from Iran is very different: Iranian officials and analysts say they too want a stable Iraq.

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Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.