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Iraq’s stability is a necessity for Iran

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For years we heard nothing but news of death, murder, destruction, and bombings from Iraq. Since the US occupation in 2003, Iraq has become the most violent and turbulent country in the world, becoming a compass of violence in the Middle East. I would not be exaggerating if I said that the cycle of Arab violence began in Iraq and may end in Iraq too.

Since the liberation of Mosul from the control of Daesh the situation began to change. The news of death no longer flowed like the Tigris River flows between the valleys and plains of the country and stability is a term that could describe the details of Iraqis’ daily lives, in Baghdad and other cities in the south, north, east, and west. This raises several questions, perhaps the most prominent of which are: has Iraq survived the death bug that it suffered from for many years? Has it rid itself of the sectarian complexes that almost destroyed the social and geographic fabrics?

Perhaps the answer to these questions has become urgent in the context of the broader and more comprehensive understanding of what happened and is happening in Iraq and of what could happen in the future. Iraq has not rid the country of the conflict of regional and international countries on its soil. Neither has it eliminated the reasons for the violence that threatens its existence, as the armed militias that rule the country are still present,........

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