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Steady violence threatens Iraq’s diplomatic relations

Attacks on senior Arab and Pakistani diplomats in Baghdad over the past week not only underscore the fact that the city remains one of the most dangerous in the world but are likely to complicate Iraq’s efforts to enhance foreign relations, especially within the Muslim world. Tuesday’s failed assassination attempt on Pakistan’s top envoy came just hours after gunmen wounded Bahrain’s senior diplomat. The attacks, which also followed Saturday night’s kidnapping of Egypt’s ambassador-designate to Iraq, occurred as some Arab and Muslim states were finally moving toward a full diplomatic relationship with Baghdad. Full Story

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