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Iraq’s top cleric slams U.S., Iran attacks, warns of internal stand-off

Iraq’s top cleric slams U.S., Iran attacks, warns of internal stand-off

A months-long political stand-off in Iraq has created the conditions that allowed recent U.S. and Iranian attacks in the country, argued Iraq’s most influential Shiite cleric, Ali al-Sistani, on Friday. Last week, the U.S. killed a top Iranian commander in an airstrike in Baghdad. Iran retaliated by launching missile attacks against Iraqi military bases hosting […]