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Iraq's FM: We are in touch with the US, Iran to reduce tensions

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Fuad Hussein discusses US-Iraq economic relations, regional economic integration and sanctions on Russia and Iran. 
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein speak to the media prior to a meeting, in the Treaty Room of the US State Department in Washington, DC, on February 9, 2023. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — "It’s no secret that I am in touch with both Iranian and American officials,” said Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, in an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor in Washington on Sunday.

“Both sides trust us, and that’s a good thing,” said Hussein. “It’s in Iraq’s interest that there be less tension between Washington and Tehran."

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