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Hassan Rohani has traveled to Iraq for the first time in five years. This visit happens as Iran faces US sanctions that have had a strong negative impact on Iran’s economy. Iraq has become Iran’s first trade partner, despite pressure from Washington. According to official reports, trades between the two countries have reached 10 billion dollars, attributable to imports of Iranian gasoline, electricity and services by Iraq. Most of these trades are imports of Iranian…

President Salih said that to his knowledge American forces are only in Iraq to assist in the fight against terrorism. President Trump’s plan to maintain a military presence in Iraq to “watch” over neighboring Iran has been rejected by Iraqi President Barham Salih. According to The Washington Post, President Salih declined the request stating that the United States should not burden Iraq with its own “policy priorities.” During an interview on CBS, President Trump said that…