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US says Iran may use Lebanon war to hurt Iraq

The U.S. ambassador to Iraq accused Iran on Tuesday of having forces in Iraq and said Tehran could use the war between Hizbollah militants and Israel in Lebanon to try and further destabilize the country.”The region is very much interconnected. What happened in Lebanon affects things here,” Zalmay Khalilzad told reporters.”Iran … has some forces here. There is the possibility that they might encourage those forces to create increased instability here.”Khalilzad was speaking at a ceremony marking the U.S. military handover of security responsibilities to Iraqi forces in the northern town of Tikrit, ousted president Saddam Hussein’s hometown. Full Story

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