Iraq’s New Government Puts Iran-Backed Militias in the Driver’s Seat

Iraq’s New Government Puts Iran-Backed Militias in the Driver’s Seat
Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani speaks during the parliamentary session to vote on the new government in Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 27, 2022 (photo by the Iraqi Parliament Media Office via AP).

Iraq’s parliament approved a new government last week, bringing an end to the year-long political deadlock that followed the country’s 2021 parliamentary elections. Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani will head the new government, backed by a coalition dominated by parties representing Iran-backed Shiite militias.

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