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Iran welcomes war with U.S. 'only in Iraq': Former Deputy PM

Former deputy prime minister Bahaa al-Araji said Prime Minister Adil Abdel-Mahdi is keen on completing his government lineup, however, political disagreements are what hold him back.

Araji said all political parties and blocs should let Abdel-Mahdi enough space to finish up his cabinet formation, pointing out that political conflicts are what caused Iraqi cities to fall in the grip of ISIS.

He further added that being an independent politician, Abdel-Mahdi does not receive support from political parties, despite that “his success is considered Iraq’s.”

Araji also said that the existence of U.S. troops in Iraq should be in line with the country’s interests, affirming that Iran welcomes a war with the U.S., but only on Iraqi lands.