Iraqis caught between the US and Iran

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 4:25pm


On Friday, Iraq's Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said that both Iranian and US attacks in Iraq violate the country's sovereignty. There have been protests in Iraq for months — protests against Iranian interference and also against Iraqi government corruption. In response, Iraqi security forces, with the help of pro-Iran militias, have shot dead hundreds of Iraqi people and locked up thousands more. But that violent crackdown has not deterred the protesters. From Baghdad's Tahrir Square, the BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports.