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U.S. to counter Iran influence in Iraq

By SUSANNAH GEORGE The Associated Press

This article was published December 12, 2017 at 3:26 a.m.

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In this file photo taken on Nov. 9, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman speaks to the press during a gathering to watch U.S. election results in Baghdad.

BAGHDAD -- As Iraq emerges from three years of war with the Islamic State militant group, the U.S. is looking to roll back the influence of neighboring Iran and help the central government resolve its dispute with the Kurdish region, the American envoy to the country said.

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