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  Kislev 19, 5778 , 07/12/17

Report: Iran-backed militia threatens US forces over J'm decision

Iraq demanded on Thursday that the United States take back its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, according to Reuters. An Iraqi government statement said, "The U.S. administration has to backtrack on this decision to stop any dangerous escalation that would fuel extremism and create conditions favorable to terrorism," it said.

Akram al-Kaabi, leader of the Iran-backed Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba militia said that President Donald Trump's "stupid decision to make Jerusalem a capital for the Zionist will be the big spark for removing this entity from the body of the Islamic nation, and a legitimate reason to target American forces."

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