Middle East Facing its own Islamic State-inspired militants, Iran wields a smaller stick

With the help of local Sunnis on its southeastern border with Pakistan, Iran is using a blend of force, dialogue, and money to counter Jaish al-Adl, a radical group that claims to fight for Sunni rights. 

By , Staff writer

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA/AP

Here in Iran’s lawless southeast, the authorities in Tehran who have sent military advisers and hardware to help fight the so-called Islamic State in far-off Syria and Iraq are engaged in their own battle with Sunni militants.