Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announces the arrest of Abdel Baqi al-Sadun, a senior official in the disbanded Baath Party, during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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Iran's nuclear deal with world powers is a sign of a common will to end conflict in the region and defeat ISIS, Iraq's premier said Wednesday.In Iraq, Washington and Tehran have been competing to be Baghdad's top partner in the battle to regain the ground lost to the jihadis last year.The United States, which occupied Iraq for more than eight years after removing former president Saddam Hussein in 2003, is leading an international coalition that carries out daily airstrikes.Iran likewise has advisers in Iraq but mostly supports Shiite militia groups, which have played a leading role in the fightback.
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