Public Outrage Gives Iran's Hard-Liners a Political Boost
Wall Street Journal / Roshanak Taghavi and Chip Cummins

Regionwide, the fighting is the latest chapter in a competition for influence in the Mideast between moderate, Western-aligned Arab leaders on one side, and Iran and Syria on the other. Key to Tehran's recent regional ambitions is its backing of Hamas and of Lebanese political and militant group Hezbollah.

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