Iraqi VP calls Iran-backed militias his nation's top threat
November 8, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq's highest-ranking Sunni leader said Tuesday the growing influence of Iranian-backed Shiite militias looms as the nation's most pressing future security threat and called for bolstering U.S. military aid to Sunni forces.
In Washington for talks this week with Trump administration officials and congressional leaders, Iraqi Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi is hoping the administration will deliver on pledges to counter Iran's growing influence inside Iraq and across the Middle East.
Al-Nujaifi is one of Iraq's three vice presidents, and his brother heads a prominent Ira...