‘Too soon to declare victory’: Lawmaker says Iran may instigate future attacks against US

American intelligence analysts expect Iranian-backed militias to continue to plot attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq, according to a prominent Republican lawmaker.

“Iran is still conducting a proxy war here, and to suggest they have no influence or limited influence in Iraq would be to ignore current intel,” Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican who is close to President Trump, told the Washington Examiner. “The instability within the region makes it highly probable that we’ll see some type of rogue militia have some kind of influence in Iraq.”

That assessment could suggest a return to the pattern of Iranian-backed attacks that are tailored to avoid a high-stakes
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