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New government in Iraq courts Russian embrace

Excitement has grown among Iraqi politicians amid reports that Vladimir Putin is planning to pay a visit. The prospect came on the heels of a November 20 visit by Middle East envoy Mikhail Bogdanov to Baghdad, where he met Iraq’s new prime minister, Adel Abdul Mehdi. Three days later, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met […]

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