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  • IRAQ: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned recently that the US would close the embassy in Iraq if Baghdad does not prevent Iran-backed Shi’ite militias from firing rockets at the heavily fortified compound in the Green Zone. It would reverse 17 years of US policy, leaving Iraq more vulnerable to Iranian influence, analysts say. Iraq’s $8 bil with US energy companies also seen at risk if Baghdad embassy closed.

SOURCE: JERUSALEM POST  – S&P GLOBAL

 

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