Iran Focus: A state-owned Iranian daily, Kayhan, described the United States in Iraq “hostage of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
“It is now becoming increasingly clear that the U.S. in Iraq is the hostage of the Islamic Republic of Iran” the daily wrote in its lead article.
Iran Focus

Tehran, Aug 23 - A state-owned Iranian daily, Kayhan, described the United States in Iraq “hostage of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
“It is now becoming increasingly clear that the U.S. in Iraq is the hostage of the Islamic Republic of Iran” the daily wrote in its lead article.
“Just as the establishment of an Islamic republic in Iran emerged from the people's religious beliefs and not ethnic and national affiliations, the Iraqi people, who rely on their Islamic beliefs, undoubtedly deem it their duty to establish an Islamic republic in their country. In this path, they are looking up to Iran.”
Kayhan, which reflects the views of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, added, “It is obvious that when a bloodthirsty man-eating wolf falls into a trap, one must make sure that the vicious carnivore is put out, not let out of the trap.”