Asia watches Iran in America's cross hairs

Sixteen years ago, the American invasion of Iraq reshaped the Middle East with consequences that are unfolding even today.

The invasion and subsequent occupation brought down one of the most militarily powerful states in the region that had posed a threat to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 12, 2019, with the headline 'Asia watches Iran in America's cross hairs'. Print Edition | Subscribe