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Iranian Diplomacy | Sadeq Dehqan & Farzam Vanaki: Daesh is no longer considered a serious threat in Iraq, said the Iranian ambassador to Baghdad.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Iran Daily, Iraj Masjedi added now that the new Iraqi government and cabinet have been formed, the country’s armed forces will put in a stronger and more consistent performance in countering threats.

Commenting on certain movements in US military bases in Iraq, he said Americans are reorganizing their forces, whose continued presence in the Arab state has only caused problems for Washington and will fuel insecurity in the region.

Masjedi stressed that Hashd al-Shaabi volunteer forces, also known as the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), are regaining their vigor and reorganizing themselves.

He regretted that the US has adopted a strategy of opposing Hashd al-Shaabi, which is among the legal armed forces in Iraq.