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World Report: Leaked intelligence cables show Iran’s grip on Iraq

12:31  18 november  2019
12:31  18 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The trove of leaked Iranian intelligence reports largely confirms what was already known about Iran ’ s firm grip on Iraqi politics. Some of the cables show bumbling and comical ineptitude, like one that describes the Iranian spies who broke into a German cultural institute in Iraq only to find they had the

The trove of leaked Iranian intelligence reports largely confirms what was already known about Iran ’ s firm grip One undated section of an intelligence ministry cable shows that Iran began the process of In a sense, the leaked Iranian cables provide a final accounting of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq .

BEIRUT (AP) — The New York Times and The Intercept say they have reviewed hundreds of pages of purported Iranian intelligence documents that detail Iran’s massive influence in neighboring Iraq.

A poster of Iraq Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi, right, and Iran President Hassan Rouhani, left, hang on a building near Tahrir Square, during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) © Provided by The Associated Press A poster of Iraq Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi, right, and Iran President Hassan Rouhani, left, hang on a building near Tahrir Square, during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

They say the unprecedented leak of 700 pages of Iranian intelligence cables shows Tehran’s efforts to embed itself in Iraq, including paying Iraqi agents working for the United States to switch sides.

Vanessa Gezari of The Intercept says her publication received the documents from an unknown source and that “we still don’t know who they’re from.” The Intercept shared the documents with the Times.

Monday’s article about the documents comes amid growing anti-Iran sentiment expressed by Iraqi anti-government protesters. It also comes at a time of widespread anti-government protests in Iran.

There was no immediate comment from Iraqi or Iranian officials.

Iran planning attacks on Israel: Netanyahu .
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of planning attacks against the Jewish state and said everything possible would be done to prevent them. The premier, who was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday and is seen to be battling for his political life, made his remarks on a visit to an army base near the border with conflict-ravaged Syria.

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