IRANUS attacks on the Sunni Islamic State in Iraq and its cooperation and arming of the ruling Shi’ite government there, is the latest signal that the West is moving towards an arrangement with the Shi’ite Iranian axis, which includes Hezbollah, Iraq, and Syria. Such an alignment has been feared by the Sunni world and Israel for some time. For example, the Obama administration has allowed Iran to drag out negotiations over the country’s nuclear program and reportedly indirectly shared intelligence with Hezbollah to counter Islamist jihadists in Lebanon. Seeing the wind blowing its way in the region, Iran has jumped at the chance to use the current crisis with the Islamic State in order to gain Western concessions on nuclear talks. MORE