The Hill cites the Atlantic Council for hosting an event with Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily:
The Iraqi ambassador to the U.S. said Monday that if the U.S. does not provide military assistance to Iraq, the vacuum would be filled by “others.”
Ambassador Lukman Faily said Iran has offered “all the help literally to replace America,” but so far Iraq has refused.
“Our military, our army and everything else has been in partnered with United States. Why would we need to go to the Iranian?” Faily told an audience at the Atlantic Council in Washington.