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‘Things will end well’: US, Iran do not want war, Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi says

‘Things will end well’: US, Iran do not want war, Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi says

Neither the United States nor Iran want war, Iraq’s state news agency INA reported Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi as saying on Tuesday. Baghdad is in contact with both states, the PM noted.

Abdul Mahdi said he was getting indications from talks with Washington and Tehran that “things will end well” despite the current ramping up of rhetoric from both sides, Reuters reports.

Speaking at a news conference, Abdul Mahdi added that Baghdad was trying to reduce tensions between the US and Tehran, its two main allies who are themselves enemies.

The US-Iran conflict is a “complex file” that Iraq is working hard to find solutions for, according to Abdul Mahdi.