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US Official: We May Cut Support for Iraq If New Government Seats Pro-Iran Politicians

“The Trump administration may decrease U.S. military support or other assistance to Iraq if its new government puts Iranian-aligned politicians in any ‘significant positions of responsibility,’ a senior administration official told reporters late last week. The comment comes as Baghdad pols jockey to form a new government following May’s parliamentary elections. American efforts to shape coalition negotiations have made little progress and the current U.S.-backed backed prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, appears almost certain to lose his job as constitutional deadlines loom.”

Source: US Official: We May Cut Support for Iraq If New Government Seats Pro-Iran Politicians – Defense One

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