Iran, Shiite Militias Bigger Threat To Iraq's Stability Than ISIS, Petraeus Says

March 20, 2015 6:25 PM

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Iran, Shiite Militias Bigger Threat To Iraq's Stability Than ISIS, Petraeus Says

David Petraeus speaks in Los Angeles on Nov. 7, 2014. The former head of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq tells The Washington Post that Iran and Shiite-backed militias pose a greater threat to Iraq than the self-described Islamic State.

Gen. David Petraeus, who commanded the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, says the "foremost threat to Iraq's long-term stability" is not the self-described Islamic State, but Shiite militias backed and, sometimes guided, by Iran.

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