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Kerry warns Iraq PM on Iran-Syria overflights

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US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iraq to stop allowing Iranian flights apparently carrying military equipment through its airspace headed to Syria, on a surprise visit to Baghdad on Sunday. 

John Kerry (right) meets Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (2nd right) in Baghdad today. The US Secretary of State presses for Iraq's help over the conflict in Syria during a surprise trip to Baghdad amid claims of waning American clout barely a year after US troops left.

Kerry warned Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that Washington was "watching what Iraq is doing", the highest-level criticism yet of Baghdad for not inspecting flights which Tehran insists are carrying humanitarian supplies.

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