Now This Isn't Particularly Helpful

From Ha'aretz:

Turkey and Iran aim to triple their bilateral trade to $30 billion in five years, Iran's foreign minister was reported as saying, despite U.S. attempts to constrict ties between Tehran and its closest neighbors.

NATO member Turkey and Iran, its second biggest gas supplier, have built up strong trade and political ties over the last decade to the concern of Washington, which has pushed an international campaign to isolate Tehran over its disputed nuclear program.

The crisis in Egypt has caused many people to forget that Iran and Pakistan, among other countries, pose serious challenges for the U.S., more serious than any problem in Cairo. And then, by the way, there's that war in Afghanistan.