Iran not only welcomed but actively supported the US invasion of Afghanistan and excitedly participated in US-backed international efforts to establish a new Afghan government in Kabul. Later it played a significant role in the US invasion of Iraq and shaped the post-Saddam Hussein political atmosphere with the US. Though the alliance between the “Great Satan” and a member of “the Axis of Evil” was more or less hidden from broader media and public discourse it’s agenda is now out in the open.

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