Iraqi people cast their vote at a polling station on May 12.
Iraqi people cast their vote at a polling station on May 12.
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Cordial Ties to Iraq Will Grow

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Cordial Ties to Iraq Will Grow

Saudi Arabia does not have much room for maneuver in Iraq despite the electoral victory of a political bloc led by the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr whose rare visit to the oil kingdom last year signaled a possible rapprochement with Riyadh, says a lawmaker. The Sairoon electoral list backed by Sadr and who has challenged both United States and Iran—won the parliamentary election, winning 54 parliamentary seats, Reuters reported, citing a Saturday announcement by the electoral commission.
"Saudi Arabia may be able to wield influence on certain people in isolated cases and for a limited period. But the overall situation in Iraq is not against Iran from different perspectives, and Iran has a diverse connections in Iraq," Elias Hazrati told ICANA.


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