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Gulf tensions: Iraq worried about impact on its economy

As tension between the US and Iran builds in the Gulf, Iraq is watching developments closely.

Iraq exports around 3.5 million barrels of oil a day.

Heightened regional tensions between the United States and Iran and recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf have heightened security fears.

The government of Iraq is worried about the threat to its oil exports – and how its economy could suffer.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports.