Iran presents a far greater threat to Iraq's future than ISIS terrorists, experts told U.S. senators Tuesday.
An ideologically divergent group left the Armed Services Committee with little doubt that the ISIS threat will ultimately diminish, but Iran will maintain its ability "to dominate the region."
"It has a greater ability to control the region and sustain that control if allowed to do so," testified Kenneth Pollack of the Brookings Institution as he compared Iran, ISIS and Al Qaeda.
The hearing chaired by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) underscored fears about Iran's historic clout in the region, the persisting weakness of the Iraq government and doubts about ongoing international bargaining over Iran's nuclear program.
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