PBS NewsHour

How Trump's remarks on Iran strain U.S.'s welcome in Iraq

Clip: 02/06/2019 | 5m 18s | Video has closed captioning.

Over the weekend, President Trump told CBS News that the U.S. mission in Iraq should expand to include watching Iran -- a change that would exceed what Iraq has invited the U.S. to do in its country. The statement sparked criticism from Iraqi leadership, as well as reassurances from the top American commander in the Middle East that the U.S. respects Iraq's wishes. Nick Schifrin reports.

Aired: 02/06/19

Rating: NR

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