Jan. 13, 2021

EU envoy to Iraq stirs controversy after "failed state" warning

Iraq/Politics

The story: EU Ambassador Martin Huth has made headlines in Iraq after wading into the heated debate on whether the country could become a “failed state”. Huth issued the warning while also making damning remarks about Iraq having turned into a “proxy battlefield” for foreign powers. He additionally spoke about what Iraq needs to do to exit the EU’s “high-risk third country” list.

The coverage: In an interview with the state-funded Al-Sabah in Baghdad on Jan. 12, Huth specifically mentioned "addressing challenges with Iraq's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing system"...

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