7 months Iraq offers to mediate in US-Iran crisis Manilatimes |World
BAGHDAD: Iraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels. Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim made the offer on Sunday during a joint news conference in Baghdad with visiting Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif. “We are trying to help and to be mediators,” said al-Hakim, adding that Baghdad “will work to reach a satisfactory solution” while stressing that Iraq stands against unilateral steps taken by Washington.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim, right, shakes hands with his ... more