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Iraq’s Sadr says Arab states must help for own sake

Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose feared Mehdi Army militia is accused of receiving arms and training from Iran, called on Arab states on Thursday to help end Iraq’s suffering. In his first interview since reappearing in public two weeks ago, Sadr rejected outside interference in Iraq, including from Iran, repeated his description of U.S. forces as “occupiers” and blamed Washington for Iraq’s violence and political instability. Full Story

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