Republicans seek sanctions on Iraqi militias with Iran ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. senators plan to introduce legislation on Wednesday seeking to counteract what they see as Iran’s increasing influence in Iraq, amid concern about attacks in Iraq by groups U.S. officials consider Iranian proxies, a Senate aide said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) speaks to members of the media after meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Among other things, the bill, whose text was seen by Reuters, would impose terrorism-related sanctions on…

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