Middle East and North Africa

Iraq must be allowed to stay neutral in any U.S. – Iran conflict. Here’s why

A Iraqi flag is held by fans during the game of the West Asia Football Federation Championship between Iraq and Lebanon at Kerbala Stadium in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq July 30, 2019.Picture taken July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-Deen - RC1F3EEE2E10

Both the U.S. and Iran need to recognize they have a vested interest in keeping Iraq out of their quarrel Image: REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-Deen

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