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Iraq: US obbying drive by Sunni ‘federalist’

Khamis Khanjar’s Sunni Arab Project in Iraq party – founded in July 2017, which took nine seats in the Iraqi parliament in 2018 – is investing substantially in a US lobbying effort. Millionaire Khanjar and his son Sarmad Khanjar have retained both the San Francisco arm of law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP on a $770,000/year contract and Tennessee-based Morris Global Strategies (MGS) at $40,000/month to work on communications with US government officials and other policy issues.

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