Iraqi VP Calls Iran-Backed Militias His Nation's Top Threat

(AP-PBS) Stephen Braun - Iraqi Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi, Iraq's highest-ranking Sunni leader, said Tuesday in Washington that the growing influence of Iranian-backed Shiite militias looms as his nation's most pressing future security threat. He told administration officials he hopes they will deliver on pledges to counter Iran's growing influence inside Iraq and across the Middle East. Al-Nujaifi told the U.S. Institute of Peace that Shiite militias were operating in Iraq as a "parallel army."

2017-11-08 00:00:00

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