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Iraqi PM heads to Iran seeking “no interference”

Iraq’s prime minister will deliver a blunt message to fellow Shi’ite Islamists in Tehran on Tuesday that they should not interfere in Iraq’s affairs. It is a message that may please Nuri al-Maliki’s sponsors in the United States, who accuse Iran of funding and training militants fighting U.S. forces in Iraq, possibly in response to mounting U.S. pressure on Tehran to halt its nuclear programme. Maliki’s spokesman told Reuters Iraqis no longer wanted to suffer for “messages between the United States and Iran”. Full Story

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