Over the past few months, US law enforcement officials have taken in dozens of Iraqis across the country. Some of them committed crimes when they were young and have served time. The crackdown has left Iraqi communities in fear and panic.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have upped the ante in their war of words. Both are now denouncing the other's Islamic legitimacy. The two Persian Gulf powers are already locked in numerous proxy conflicts across the region. The US is not happy about the mess.