Iraq PM says Yemen could stoke regional war, slams Saudi operations

April 15, 2015 6:33 PM

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Iraq PM says Yemen could stoke regional war, slams Saudi operations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Wednesday the fighting in Yemen could engulf the region in war, and suggested after talks in Washington that U.S. leaders shared his concerns and "want to stop this conflict as soon as possible."

Abadi, who met with U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday, also said that convincing Iraq's neighbor Saudi Arabia to halt its offensive in Yemen could be difficult.

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