Video: What’s behind Iran’s reported ‘Liberation Force’?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.

The conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen have long been called ‘proxy wars’ with Russia, the United States, and Saudi Arabia all involved.

In an interview published in the Mashregh News, a retired commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said a so-called ‘Liberation Army,’ will reportedly be deployed to fight abroad.

A Tehran-based analyst, however, told Al Jazeera that there was a “misunderstanding” about what the force would do, saying it is not a specific organisation that will be formed.

What does this latest development means for conflicts in the region?

Presenter:

  • Sami Zeidan

Guests:

  • Mohammad Marandi – Professor at the University of Tehran
  • Khaled Batarfi – Assistant Professor at Al Faisal University and Columnist with the Saudi Gazette
  • Kenneth Katzman – Iran expert with the US Congressional Research Service

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