Iran rallies to aid of Iraq’s beleaguered Shiite leader

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BRIAN MURPHY Modified: June 4, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 5, 2012
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BAGHDAD — Iran has played many political roles in Baghdad since the fall of Saddam Hussein: spoiler to American-crafted administrations, haven for Iraqi political outcasts and big brother to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Shiite-led government.

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