The Takeaway: Does Iran want to scuttle nuclear deal talks with militia attacks in Iraq?
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Members of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units paramilitary forces march in a symbolic funerary parade in the capital, Baghdad, on June 29, 2021, in remembrance of those killed in a US raid against a PMU brigade backed by Iran. Pro-Iran forces have launched a number of attacks on US targets since. - SABAH ARAR/AFP via Getty Images