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Maliki downplays Iran’s influence in Iraq.

By Faiz Shakir

"Maliki downplays Iran’s influence in Iraq."

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While the Senate and House were busy today ratcheting up tensions with Iran, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki claimed that Iranian weapons are no longer flowing into Iraq. “Asked about Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Forces, which the U.S. military charges is arming, training and directing Shiite militias in Iraq, Maliki said: ‘There used to be support through borders for these militias. But it has ceased to exist.’”

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