Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 7 December 2019

Beyond the Headlines: Who is really running Iraq?

Leaked Iranian documents show the extent of Iran's efforts to control its neighbour

The true extent of Iranian infiltration of Iraq has been revealed in 700 pages of leaked documents from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security. They show interference at the highest level in Iraq’s political, military and judicial systems.

Host Taylor Heyman, assistant foreign editor at The National, talks to Dr Zana Gulmohamad from the University of Sheffield and Dr Michael Knights of the The Washington Institute. We also hear from Iraqi member of parliament Sarkwat Al Shamsi.

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