“In both Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran is interested in deepening the new political processes that have brought Iran-friendly regimes to power. In Iraq, Iran has vested its interests in the institutionalization of the post-Saddam political order, which is why Tehran has welcomed the latest political compact among Iraq’s ruling factions (as has the United States). In addition to a generous $1 billion credit, Tehran has been assisting Iraq’s economic reconstruction by signing trade, energy, and border security agreements.” [More: How to build US-Iran relations, By Abbas Maleki and Kaveh L. Afrasiabi]
It really does not take a lot intelligence to realise that the new regimes to the East and West of Iran were likely to have been more pro-US if it were not for that huge amount of money that leaves Iran for the Seyyed world revolution, be it in Afghanistan, Iraq, or in the Levant.
And it quite obvious that the Sunnis have more money than Iran’s oil fund. The Sunnis will take on the Seyyeds in Iraq. So in the long run the two powers will drain each other, just like it was in the war between Saddam and the Seyyeds. And the oil price will continue to accelerate, and the oil companies will be right pleased. The US has to leave by next Spring as most of its soldiers term will end then. If it does not do that it will need to call the draft, and that is very unlikely, unless the Seyyeds really step up their efforts in Iraq, which might well happen if the neocons have it their way.
Meanwhile the secular people of Iran live in dire economic conditions. The best that Iranian journalists can do is to report solutions that help Iranians to have a peaceful non violent regime change via General Strikes.