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20 June 2019 - 04:37
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Iraqi Analyst:
A prominent Iraqi analyst said that new US Ambassador to Baghdad Matthew Tueller has crossed the red lines and interfering in the country's domestic affairs as he has been holding meetings with tribal leaders.

RNA - "Tueller has crossed the red lines by his recent moves and meetings in Iraq," Hazzem al-Bawi said in an interview with the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news website on Wednesday.

"The new American ambassador's meeting with the tribal leaders in certain provinces, specially those which have been freed with the Iraqi people's blood, raise many questions; a meeting which was held without the Iraqi government's knowledge," he added.

Al-Bawi said that all diplomatic delegations to Iraq are required to respect the relevant frameworks for their activities, adding, "The country cannot bear another behind-the-scene plot."

According to Fars News Agancy, the Iraqi officials and politicians fear that the US recent moves in the region would entangle the country in a new war.

Back in 2014, the ISIL launched a campaign of attacks and vicious acts of bloodshed that resulted in Iraq losing a third of its territory. Iraqi army soldiers and allied fighters fought back fiercely until they managed to recapture the lost territory three years later.

In December 2017, Iraq finally declared the end of ISIL reign of terror, thanks to Iran’s military advisory support.

The US, however, has kept up its military presence in the Arab country. There have been a frequent reports recently accusing the US troops of orchestrating another rise of ISIL in the near future. Reports show that the US has concentrated all ISIL commanders and combatants captured in Syria alive and in a camp near the Al-Assad airbase in Southwestern Iraq where thousands of ISIL-related people have been kept among families of ISIL's dead or captured members.

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