Iraqis say “hands off” to Iran

Many praise Tehran protesters but hope Iran keeps out of their country’s domestic affairs.

Political turmoil in neighbouring Iran has been closely followed by Iraqis, with many saying their main concern is that the country’s influence in Iraq be limited.

In Baghdad and the largely Shia provinces of Karbala and Basra, Iraqis said they hope to see Iran’s leadership adopt a more hands-off approach in dealing with their country, reflecting growing nationalist sentiment in Iraq.

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