Nuclear deal with Iran may spur proxy wars, says EU official

March 30, 2015 8:34 PM

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BRUSSELS, March 30 (Reuters) - A nuclear deal with Iran may spur proxy wars in the Middle East as Sunni Muslims try to counter an increasingly wealthy and powerful Shi'ite Iran, the European Union's counter-terrorism coordinator said on Monday.

Gilles de Kerchove told the European Parliament one important cause of terrorism was "this war by proxy from the Sunni world which feels a bit on the defensive because of the rise of Iran".

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