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Cleric in Iran issues fatwa against US-Iraqi pact

An influential Iraqi cleric living in Iran on Wednesday issued a fatwa condemning a U.S.-Iraqi security pact that would keep American troops in Iraq for three more years and warned Iraqi leaders not to back the deal. The Iranian-born Ayatollah Kazim al-Hosseini al-Haeri called the proposed agreement “haram” — which in Arabic means forbidden by Islam — and said that approving the deal would be “a sin God won’t forgive.” Full Story

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