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Iraq Joins US, Russia in Effort to Lower Iran-Saudi Tensions

Iraq's foreign minister offered Wednesday to act as a mediator between its neighbors Iran and Saudi Arabia. Those relations became further strained in the past week with the Saudi execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric, angry protesters storming the Saudi embassy in Tehran and Saudi Arabia's subsequent decision to cut off diplomatic ties with Iran. Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said during a joint news conference with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad...

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