If only we had someone like Saddam Hussein to stand up to Iran. Oops, no dumbya Bush had to get rid of him, and help Iran spread it's influence into Iraq. Iraq vows to stand with Iran amid US-Iran tension raq vows to stand with Iran amid US-Iran tension Iran and Iraq have close ties through trade, culture and religion. But Iraq relies on US to combat the threat of ISIL. by Rob Matheson 7 hours ago MORE ON MIDDLE EAST Syrian forces pound rebel targets in the besieged northwesttoday Could Iraq be pulled into a conflict between the US and Iran?today Saudi Arabia shoots down Houthi drone targeting Jizan airporttoday Libya's Haftar vows to fight until Tripoli 'militias' defeatedtoday Iraq's leaders are vowing to stand with Iran after the United States ramped up its rhetoric against what it calls the Iranian threat.