Can Saudi Arabia work with Iraq’s PM? - analysis

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Can Saudi Arabia work with Iraq’s PM? - analysis
The question now is whether the meetings will bear fruit or whether the Iranians believe Kadhimi will leave office soon and they will seek to engineer Iraq even further into an Iranian regime colony.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Published: JUNE 26, 2022

Iraq is facing numerous challenges, not the least of which is the presence of pro-Iran militias that use Iraq to threaten the US, Israel and the Gulf states. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi traveled to Saudi Arabia and Iran on Saturday in an important gesture that shows how Iraq can be a bridge between Tehran and Riyadh. The question now is whether the meetings will bear fruit or whether the Iranians believe Kadhimi will leave office soon and they will seek to engineer Iraq even further into an Iranian regime colony.

According to a report at The National in the United Arab Emirates, the Iraqi leader went to Saudi Arabia “leading a senior delegation, Kadhimi arrived in the Saudi city of Jeddah late on Saturday where he was greeted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Iraqi delegation performed Umrah in Makkah early on Sunday before leaving for Tehran.”

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