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US officials have called for maintaining a strong diplomatic and military presence in Iraq to prevent the re-emergence of a new backer and to limit Iranian influence in the Middle East.
The first hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate has prompted senators to call for a full diplomatic presence in Baghdad as soon as possible, critics of the US embassy in Iraq said. To fifteen members only.
The officials stressed Washington's need for the largest possible number of diplomatic staff in Iraq, to help his government and support it in the face of the great challenges it faces, as well as the US administration remains informed of the latest intelligence in its assessment of the Iranian threat.
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