Are pro-Iran parties on the rise in Iraq?

US-backed Haider al-Abadi appears to be losing grip on power as Tehran furthers its influence in Baghdad.

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    Iraqis could finally be getting a working parliament. On Saturday, MPs elected a new speaker, ending months of political deadlock following May's election.

    But concern is growing that control of Iraq's politics may be swinging towards pro-Iranian parties.

     

    Al Jazeera’s Rob Matheson reports from Baghdad.


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