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Pence meets Barzani, denounces Iran's influence in Iraq

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US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday met with Iraqi Kurdistan President Nechirvan Barzani during the former's surprise visit to Iraq.

Pence, during the visit, denounced Iran's intervention in the Iraqi affairs, adding that the US continues "to be concerned about the malign influence of Iran across Iraq".

He added that Iraq's Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi assured him "that they were working to avoid violence or the kind of oppression we see taking place even as we speak in Iran.”