Friend of mine was saying today that the Iranian government is going to fill the void in the PA and aggressively pursue their radical agenda in the region now that Arafat is gone. He thinks that Arafat was actually keeping the Iranian government in control.
I had heard that Arafat was trying to limit the control of Iran in the Isreali conflict. I believe that is Amir Taheri's position. I need to check that out.