‘Hilarious’: Iraq leaders laugh off new US sanctions

An Iraqi paramilitary leader and a politician have laughed off financial sanctions Washington recently placed on them for alleged corruption and human rights abuses.


“They should have given us this honor a long time ago,” said Qais al-Khazali, one of the newly-sanctioned figures, in sardonic remarks to an audience of supporters on Sunday.


Khazali heads Asaib Ahl al-Haq, a pro-Iran armed faction that makes up part of...