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Baghdad won't let Washington use its territory in war against Iran - Iraq's envoy

Baghdad won't let Washington use its territory in war against Iran - Iraq's envoy | 15 May 2019 | Iraq does not want a "devastating" new war in the Middle East and will not allow the US to use its territory for military action against neighboring Iran, Baghdad's ambassador to Moscow has said. "Iraq is a sovereign nation. We will not let [the US] to use our territory," Haidar Mansour Hadi, the Iraqi envoy to Russia, told journalists at a press conference in Moscow when asked about Iraq's stance on the rising tensions in the region, fueled by the feud between Washington and Tehran. The ambassador expressed his hope that "nothing will happen" eventually, adding that his nation "does not want a new devastating war in the region."