Iraq vows to stand with Iran amid US-Iran tension

Iran and Iraq have close ties through trade, culture and religion. But Iraq relies on US to combat the threat of ISIL.

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    Iraq's leaders are vowing to stand with Iran after the United States ramped up its rhetoric against what it calls the Iranian threat.

    Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim made the pledge following talks with his Iranian counterpart.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports from Baghdad.


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