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US deny backing particular candidate in Iraqi election

state department spokesperson Heather Nauert - File photo
The US Department of State denied that the US backs any candidate in the Iraqi parliamentary election to be held on May 12.

"We don’t. We will work with whatever candidate the Iraqis choose, and we wish them the best of luck in their elections," state department spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters on Tuesday.

Asked "even if it’s a pro-Iranian guy?", Nauert answered:

"I have confidence in the Iraqi people. I think the Iraqi people will have confidence in themselves, too."

About 7,000 candidates are running for the parliament on May 12, competing over 328 seats in the House of Representatives, which elect the president and prime minister.
Last Modified: Wednesday، 18 April 2018 01:58 PM