New round of US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid threats from pro-Iran militia groups

A new round of the US-Iraqi strategic dialogue began on Wednesday, presided over by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, as pro-Iranian Iraqi militias threatened to continue attacks on US forces if they didn’t withdraw from Iraq. This is the third round of the US-Iraqi strategic dialogue and the first to be held under the Biden administration. It will be held virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. An Iraqi official who preferred to remain anonymous told The New Arab’s Arabic-language service that “security, the fight against IS, and the issu…

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