BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – During his weekly press conference, the Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdel-Mahdi said that Iraq will not be used by any nation to spy on its neighbors.

“Th Iraqi government categorically rejects the use of its territory to attack or spy on the neighbors of Iraq,” his official office tweeted this evening.

These comments by the Iraqi premier come just days after other officials in his administration echoed the same things about spying on Iran from Iraq.

Iraq and Iran maintain close ties despite the U.S.’ disapproval over these cross-border relations.

Furthermore, over the weekend, Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi forces came face-to-face with a U.S. military convoy during a patrol near the historical city of Mosul.

While no hostilities were reported, Hashd Al-Sha’abi has made it clear that they will not back down from a confrontation with the Coalition forces in the region.


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Sweet Robert

Well you better be careful because I suspect those Anbar bases are another Al-tanf scenario.

Karel Vd Geest

Were Syria to follow Iraqi’s lead, Syria would not have problems with Israel. The same goes for Turkey via a vis Syria.

Gerd Görges
Gerd Görges

No country can ever not have problems with Israel, because Israel is a cancerous entity that seeks to prolong its own existence by destroying everything around it, friend or foe. Israel must be annihilated. Whoever tries to convince himself that there is another way, will be eaten alive.