AMMAN, Jordan

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned Monday that Daesh/ISIS terror group may return to Iraq in case of the withdrawal of coalition forces from the country. 

“The troop withdrawal from Iraq will make it a fertile ground for terrorism and attacks will hit the region and Europe,” he said at a press conference with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Amman.

Iraq has been roiled by protests since October against deep-seated corruption and living condition amid calls for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country.

As for tensions between the U.S. and Iran, Maas said, “If Iran

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