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INTERVIEW: Sami Ramadani on the Renewed Rift Between Iraq and United States

The chain of events which has unfolded since late December has the potential the change the geopolitical shape of the Middle East for decades. Will Iraq successfully remove all foreign forces from their country? Is the region edging closer to war again?

In EP 311 of the SUNDAY WIRE show, host Patrick Henningsen talks with special guest Sami Ramadani, a prominent writer, lecturer and veteran antiwar activist, born in Iraq, discussing the current three-way deadlock in the Middle East, between the United States, Iran and Iraq, as well as what was really behind the emergence of ISIS, and the Iraqi PMU militias who fought and defeated them. The reaction in both Iran and Iraq to Trump’s double-assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani and Iraq’s PMU commander Abu Mahdi al-Mouhendis – has been a game changer, leading to official calls from Baghdad for the US to leave Iraq, followed by the US refusing to withdraw its military forces from the country. Can there be a graceful exit for Washington? Listen:

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