Iyad Allaoui, former Iraqi Prime Minister: “France’s message in the region is important”

Former Prime Minister Iyad Allaoui welcomes Emmanuel Macron’s recent visit to Iraq and talks about the difficulties his country is facing, “victims of the political situation”. He deplores in particular the increasingly complex relations with Iran and assures us that Tehran “is putting obstacles in the way of Iraq and trying to weaken it”. He also returns to the redistribution of US troops in the country and considers it “difficult for them to withdraw”.