Bahrain leads the charge in befriending Israel as Gulf nations prioritise the Iranian 'threat' and shove Palestine off the agenda.
Baghdad has become the centre of a tug of war between Washington and Tehran, but it's trying its best to maintain a balance between the two rivals while pursuing its own interests.
The two archrivals have recently been firing off salvos against each other, increasing tension not only in the Gulf but also around the world.
Navigating the divergent agendas of its neighbours, Iraqi leaders caution regional players against escalating tensions.
The US has deployed military equipment and pulled non-essential staff from its embassy in Iraq amid tensions with Iran.
The Iranian president met Iraqi president Barham Salih and Iraqi Grand Ayatollah Sistani is a sign to Washington in times where US officials visited Iraq frequently.
The Algiers Agreement was initially signed to resolve border issues in 1975 between Iran and Iraq. Now, the two countries have come together to implement it, but not just for border issues.
The potential for trade and economic growth between Iran and Iraq is enormous but global rivalries are a constant wrench in the relationship.
More intelligence sharing between Iraq and Turkey is likely to increase arrests and the extradition of Daesh operatives.
Ankara is ready to boost cooperation with Iraq in the areas of infrastructure, security and defence, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih, in Ankara on Thursday.
The visit of Iraqi President Barham Salih will focus on bilateral and regional issues during his meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Kurdish candidate Barham Saleh sweeps to the post of president of Iraq following which he instructs former vice president and veteran Shia politician Adel Abdel Mahdi to form a government.
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