Iran vying for leadership of Shi’ites in Iraq

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – In early September, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, a senior Iranian official and cleric, flew to the holy city of Najaf in southern Iraq. His entourage included a sizable security detail and the former head of the Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military force in the Islamic Republic.

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From:: Reuters – World