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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.

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.