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Iraqi Shiite leaders warn against US-Iran war

Baghdad: Iraqi Shiite leaders warned on Monday against dragging their country into a possible war between the United States and Iran, a day after a rocket fell near the US embassy in Baghdad. Prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said he was against fuelling the war between the United States and Iran, as such a scenario would turn Iraq “into a battlefield.” “We need peace and construction and any party who drags Iraq into war and turn it into a battlefield will be the enemy of the Iraqi people,” he said. (dpa)