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Leak of Secret Iranian Documents Reveals Iranian Influence in Iraq

HeadlineNov 18, 2019

An unprecedented leak of secret intelligence documents from inside the Iranian government has shed new light on how Iran has taken control of much of the Iraqi government in the wake of the 2003 U.S. invasion. The 700 pages of documents from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security were leaked to The Intercept, which then partnered with The New York Times to report the story. Meanwhile, protests over a gasoline hike rocked Iran over the weekend. At least 12 people have been killed. On Sunday, Iran imposed an almost complete internet blackout. The Iranian economy has been hard hit by U.S. sanctions, which President Trump imposed after deciding to withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. After headlines, we’ll speak with one of the lead reporters on the major exposé of leaked Iranian intelligence documents: The Intercept’s Murtaza Hussain.

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