Reuters quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Mona Alami on how Iraq is dealing with the diplomatic fallout between Saudi Arabia and Iran:

The Iraqi government is trying to walk a middle line between Iran and the Sunni-ruled Arab countries in order to keep momentum against Islamic State, said Mona Alami, a Beirut-based analyst at the Atlantic Council think-tank.

“Abadi needs all the allies he can get,” she said.

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