"Death to America - Death to Israel" Billboards Appear in Baghdad as Part of a Campaign by Iran

(CBS News) Tucker Reals - At least five large billboards with the slogans "Death to America - Death to Israel" have appeared in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad in recent days as part of a campaign by Iran. "The billboards...are evidence of the government's inability to control pro-Iranian groups who want to drag Iraq into an international conflict that endangers the country's future on behalf of Iran," Atheel al-Nujaifi, the governor of Iraq's Nineveh province, said last week. Former presidential adviser Hiwa Osman said the signs show how firm a foothold Iran has in Iraq. "If you speak against America nothing happens. If you speak against Iran, you are likely to get killed," he said.

2019-09-12 00:00:00

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