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19 August, Monday


Iraq will not be a part of problem by not using its territory against Iran for US

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Iraq’s ambassador to Moscow says Iraq will not allow the United States to use Iraqi soil to launch attacks against Iran, as Washington ratchets up tensions with Tehran, Press TV reported.

Asked about Iraq’s stance on the growing tensions in the Middle East, Haidar Mansour Hadi told a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday that Iraq “does not want a new devastating war in the region.”

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“Iraq is a sovereign nation. We will not let [the US] to use our territory,” he said, echoing earlier remarks by Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi.

“Iraq made it clear that we want to be part of a solution and not part of the problem,” he said.

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