June 12, 2014

Russia on Iraq: 'We Told You So'

Adam Taylor, Washington Post

The Associated Press

As the situation in Iraq begins to looks more and more like a complete state meltdown, Russia has stepped in with a familiar refrain: "We told you so."

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TAGGED: Sergei Lavrov, Iraq, Russia


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Obama's Foreign Policy Book
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The Fall of Mosul
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June 12, 2014
Complete Collapse of Iraq's Military in Mosul
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