Parties linked to Iran battle a growing backlash in Iraq

As Iraq heads to the polls on October 10, a spotlight has fallen on the outsized influence neighboring Iran wields — but also on the growing popular backlash against it.

One of the more alarming things for Iran in Iraq right now is the huge sense of public dissatisfaction towards Iran

At the height of unprecedented protests in November 2019, furious demonstrators attacked and torched Iran’s consulate in the southern city of Najaf, shouting “Get out of Iraq!”