A Stable Iraq Will Move Opposition Ayatollahs to Najaf
Here is my interview with Dr Houchang Chahabi in IPS. He is an International Relation professor atBoston University. He believes that stability in Iraq will provide an appropriate field for some of the ranking opposition Ayatollahs in Iran to choose Najaf city in Iraq to criticize the Islamic Republc of Iran. Similiar to Ayatollah Khomeini prior the Revolution:
"A stable state emerges in Iraq, some Iranian clerics who feel uncomfortable about the Iranian state's interference with religious life in Iran might be tempted to go and live in Najaf, a city in Iraq which has for centuries been the centre of Shiite learning. Najaf could also attract more clerics and students from outside Iran and Iraq, diminishing the clout of Iran's regime among Shiites elsewhere."