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Iraq announces readiness to ease tensions between Iran, U.S




(MENAFN) On Sunday, Iraq offered to interfere in the conflict between its two main allied, the United States and Iran, amid increasing Middle East tensions and as Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers steadily unravels.

Iraqi foreign minister, Mohammed al-Hakim, made the offer during a joint news conference in Baghdad with visiting Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

"We are trying to help and to be mediators," emphasized al-Hakim, adding that Baghdad "will work to reach a satisfactory solution" while underlining that Iraq stands against unilateral moves taken by the United States.

In Current weeks, tensions between Washington and Tehran soared over America positioning a warplane carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf over a still-unexplained threat it sees from Tehran.

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Iraq announces readiness to ease tensions between Iran, U.S

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