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At a May 4, 2017 meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi was the apparent subject of criticism from Bahrain’s Interior Minister, Rashid al-Khalifa. Khalifa discussed the threat posed by Iraq’s complicity in some elements of the Hashd al-Shaabi (PMU) and Iran providing training to expatriates, fearing their return to the kingdom. On May 8, that stance sparked some reports of Abadi directing his Interior Minister, Qassam al-Araji, to root out any training of non-Iraqis.


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