The story: Iraq’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Al-Sahhaf is under fire for having referred to violence in Jerusalem as terrorism. While Sahhaf promptly revised his remarks amid reported calls for his dismissal, the debacle has triggered an outpouring of support for Palestinians among prominent Iraqi political figures—including supporters of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’ Al-Sudani.
The coverage: Sahhaf on Jan. 28 condemned a “terrorist attack” in Jerusalem as having left a number of Palestinians dead and injured.
Iran-backed outlets promptly slammed Sahhaf for having referred to a “terrorist attack” as having...
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