Source: Iraq joins negotiations to free Americans in Iran

The Associated Press quotes an anonymous Iraqi official who says a delegation is there to negotiate a $1 million bail to free the Americans.
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The Associated Press quotes an anonymous Iraqi official who says a delegation is there to negotiate a $1 million bail to free the Americans.

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