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Iraqi PM's office criticises Tillerson comments on Iranian-backed paramilitaries
October 23, 2017 / 8:32 AM / a month ago

Iraqi PM's office criticises Tillerson comments on Iranian-backed paramilitaries

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s media office expressed surprise on Monday at comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s regarding Iranian-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilisation paramilitary units.

“No party has the right to interfere in Iraqi matters,” Abadi’s media office said in a statement citing a source close to the prime minister. Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to “go home”.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; editing by John Stonestreet

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