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RT published this video item, entitled “‘Have you learned anything?’ | US Secretary of State nominee roasted over regime change” – below is their description.
Senator Rand Paul asked Antony Blinken, President Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, whether he’s learned anything from the United States’ wars in Iraq, Libya and Syria.
Blinken responded by assuring him that under the new administration, America’s policy will be ‘diplomacy first’ and that ‘war and conflict will be the last resort.’ We’ll soon see, won’t we?RT YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Iraq
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Iraq is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 19 governorates, four of which make up the autonomous Kurdistan Region. Disputes over the sovereignty of Kurdistan Region continue.
Iraq is a founding member of the UN as well as of the Arab League, OIC, Non-Aligned Movement and the IMF.
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