Iran Digest Week of March 8-15

Iran Digest Week of March 8-15

US-Iran Relations

Iran's President Rouhani seeks Iraqi help to mitigate US sanctions

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has begun his first official visit to Iraq since taking office five years ago.

After meeting his Iraqi counterpart, Mr Rouhani said he wanted deeper political and economic ties between their states, which fought a bloody war in the 1980s.

He noted that Iran had come to Iraq's aid in recent years when it was threatened by the Islamic State group.

Iranian officials see Iraq as a way to mitigate the US sanctions reinstated by President Donald Trump last year. (BBC)

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