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Iraq UN ambassador on looking 'after interests' in Syria

Hamid Al-Bayati, Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations says his country has 'interests with Syria' such as trade and it is up to the Syrian people to decide their country's future.

HARDtalk's Tim Franks asks Hamid Al-Bayati whether Iraq has a vested interest in keeping Syrian President Assad in power?

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Thursday 5 April at 03:30, 08:30, 15:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Friday 6 April at 00:30 BST and 04:30 BST.

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