Iran Is Losing Its Grip in Iraq

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Published: May 10, 2020
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72% Liberal


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97% "Nationwide protests against corruption and Iranian influence, as well as internal strife within and among Iranian-backed militias, helped Kadhimi's rise.""
95% "Kadhimi's platform explicitly calls for reform of the Interior Ministry, whose forces coordinated with Iranian-backed militias to violently disperse recent peaceful protests against Iranian ..."
93% "Kadhimi slipped through the inter-Iranian melee, but his ascendance is not a reflection of American influence.""
90% "Iraq's parliament convened just hours after the strike and approved a symbolic resolution to expel the U.S. More than four months later, not only are ..."
87% "Kadhimi was able to take advantage of schisms within Iran's own power centers, says Nibras Kazimi, the founder of Talisman Gate, a website that ..."
85% "Eli Lake is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering national security and foreign policy.""
83% "It still has influence, but not control.""
82% "When Soleimani was killed, Iran had already overplayed its hand and was suffering the consequences, says Michael Knights, a senior fellow at the Washington ..."

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97% : Nationwide protests against corruption and Iranian influence, as well as internal strife within and among Iranian-backed militias, helped Kadhimi's rise.
95% : Kadhimi's platform explicitly calls for reform of the Interior Ministry, whose forces coordinated with Iranian-backed militias to violently disperse recent peaceful protests against Iranian influence.
93% : Kadhimi "slipped through the inter-Iranian melee, but his ascendance is not a reflection of American influence."
90% : Iraq's parliament convened just hours after the strike and approved a symbolic resolution to expel the U.S. More than four months later, not only are U.S. forces still there, but it's clear that the killings have created space for a new Iraqi government to assert some independence from its powerful neighbor.
87% : Kadhimi was able to take advantage of schisms within Iran's own power centers, says Nibras Kazimi, the founder of Talisman Gate, a website that follows Iraqi politics.
85% : Eli Lake is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering national security and foreign policy.
83% : "It still has influence, but not control."
82% : This time around, the Iranians have indicated that they will live with him.
82% : The new chief of that ministry will be General Othman Ghanimi, an American-trained officer who is currently the chief of staff of Iraq's military.
82% : "When Soleimani was killed, Iran had already overplayed its hand and was suffering the consequences," says Michael Knights, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
82% : He was the senior national security correspondent for the Daily Beast and covered national security and intelligence for the Washington Times, the New York Sun and UPI.
79% : At the same time, Soleimani's death was a factor.
78% : The militia opposed Kadhimi and threatened violence if he became prime minister.
78% : His new ministry was once infiltrated by militia leaders who showed more loyalty to Soleimani and Iran than to Iraq.
75% : " At the same time, it indirectly says it will not allow Iran to manage its relationship with Iraq the way it did in the Soleimani years: "As far as foreign relations are concerned, the state shall communicate with official institutions only, and according to the international diplomatic norms, and not with individuals or non-official entities."
74% : He now has an opportunity to clean house, a longtime U.S. objective.
71% : Those schisms in Iran could nonetheless be good for U.S. interests.
71% : Kadhimi has also pledged to take on corruption, which is the primary issue for the national protest movement -- and a primary reason that Iran is able to exert influence in Iraq.
71% : For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion Subscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.
70% : Since his death, he says, Iran's position in Iraq has weakened even further.
67% : When U.S. missiles killed Iran's most important general and its most important militia leader in early January as they were visiting Baghdad, it looked like American forces would be kicked out of Iraq.
66% : The signs of this new approach have been building over recent months, and the ascendance last week of Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to the post of transitional prime minister is the latest and most profound.
66% : Consider that Kataib Hezbollah, the militia largely responsible for attacks on U.S. positions in Iraq, openly accused the new prime minister of participating in the U.S. plot to kill the Iranian leaders during the negotiations to select an interim prime minister.
66% : There is no single event that has caused Iran's current loss of influence in Iraq.
63% : A turf battle among Iranian factions in Iraq has "opened up space in Baghdad for previously unexpected outcomes," he says.
60% : Story continues
58% : This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.
56% : The Iraqi Parliament ignored it.
54% : Normally, the opposition of a militia supported and directed by Iran would be a clear sign that Iran sees Kadhimi as an unacceptable choice for prime minister.
53% : (Bloomberg Opinion) --
53% : It says Iraq will not allow "its territories to be used as a base for launching aggression against any of its neighbors and will not become a battlefield for regional and international conflicts.
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44% : Kataib Hezbollah acts as an arm of the Quds Force commanded by General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in the U.S. drone strike.
42% : Kadhimi's platform is not as pointed in its criticism of U.S. actions as his predecessor's was.
38% : If that's true, it's a positive development -- not just for Iraq but for the entire Middle East.

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