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US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Seelman said on Tuesday that his country rejected any foreign and regional interference in Iraqi affairs.
"All countries surrounding Iraq and the world must respect the sovereignty of Iraq," Sileman told a news conference attended by Shafak News. "We do not want to see any involvement or involvement of any neighbors in Iraqi affairs that must be dealt with by the Iraqi government."
"We are concerned about Iranian interventions that weaken Iraqi sovereignty, and we believe that Iran is using Iraq as part of its plans to weaken governments that are not friendly to Iran," he said.
"By talking to various officials, we do not want to become a battleground, we want to be a bridge of understanding between the Gulf states and Iran, and I am encouraged by what we hear," Sileman said.
The United States has always accused Iran of interfering in Iraq's internal affairs, through dominant Shi'ite parties and through armed factions supported by Tehran, the US administration said.