Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to calm tensions – prime minister

Reuters – Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help “halt tension” amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday.

He said there were no Iraqi groups that wanted to push towards a war, two days after a rocket fired in Baghdad landed close to the U.S. embassy.

Reporting by John Davison, Ahmed Rasheed, Raya Jalabi; editing by John Stonestreet