Rex Tillerson says Iraq must resist Iran influence

Tillerson, who held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad this week, was asked by reporters in Geneva about blunting Iran's influence. "What we are saying to the Iraqis is you must develop

the capacity to stand on your own,"he said.US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday Iraq must stand on its own in the face of Iranian influence, while recognising that the two states shared a long

border and legitimate economic interests.

Tillerson, who held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad this week, was asked by reporters in Geneva about blunting Iran’s influence. “What we are saying to the Iraqis is you must develop

the capacity to stand on your own,”he said.

The United States remained very concerned about the fighting that has erupted between Iraqi security forces and the Kurdish peshmerga militia over the Kurdish independence referendum, Tillerson said.

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