Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim and Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif (Photo: Reuters)
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim and Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif (Photo: Reuters)

Iraq pledges support to Iran amid Tehran-Washington tensions

ANI | Updated: May 26, 2019 23:15 IST

Baghdad [Iraq], May 26 (ANI): Iraq on Sunday vowed to stand with Iran amid Tehran and Washington standoff over the nuclear deal.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim assured support during talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Diplomatic tensions between the US and Iran are at an all-time high, as the former has imposed numerous sanctions on the latter.
This comes a day after Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Major General Gholamali Rashid said the United States and its allies "do not dare" to attack Iran because of its "spirit of resistance".
The warning from Iran's leadership comes as the US military is increasing its presence in the Middle East in order to deter Iranian "threat".
The US has ordered carrier strike warships and B-52 bombers off the coast of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to counter an alleged and unexplained threat from Iran.
In addition to this, Pentagon on Friday approved the deployment of a Patriot missile defence battery and a Navy ship to the Middle-East.
In November last year, the Trump administration had re-imposed sanctions on Iranian oil exports following the US' withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. (ANI)

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