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Western forces fueling Gulf regional tension: Iraqi FM Hakim

Mohamed Ali Hakim
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Hakim

The presence of Western forces in the Gulf is fueling regional tension, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Hakim said on Monday.

"The states of the Gulf can together secure the transit of ships," he said on Twitter.

"Iraq is seeking to reduce tension in our region through calm negotiations and the presence of Western forces in the region will increase tension."

Last Modified: Sunday، 18 August 2019 10:47 PM