Iran continuing construction on army base along Iraq-Syria border, images show

Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) fighters stand on a hill at the Iraqi-Syrian border near al-Qaim, Iraq. November 25, 2018. (REUTERS) By Trey Yingst November 20, 2019 Iran is continuing construction on an army base along the Iraq-Syria border, according to satellite images taken Sunday and obtained by Fox News. The Imam Ali base had [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Iraq, Syria|

The Iran cables: Secret documents show how Tehran wields power in Iraq

Hundreds of leaked intelligence reports shed light on a shadow war for regional influence — and the battles within the Islamic Republic’s own spy divisions. (NYT) By Tim Arango, James Risen, Farnaz Fassihi, Ronen Bergman and Murtaza Hussain November 18, 2019 In mid-October, with unrest swirling in Baghdad, a familiar visitor slipped quietly [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|Iraq|

Why has Iran ordered its proxies to aggressively suppress Iraq’s ongoing uprising

An Iraqi protester waves the national flag during a demonstration against state corruption, failing public services and unemployment, October 3, 2019. (AFP) By Track Persia November 15, 2019 Iraq has been rocked by weeks of protests with demonstrators, who initially demanded more jobs and better services, now are calling for a complete overhaul [...]

By |November 15th, 2019|Iraq, Uncategorised|

Discontent in Iraq and Lebanon is a way to expose Iran’s corruption

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to the crowd during a ceremony on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the death Ayatollah Khomeini on June 04, 2018. (Iranian official media) By James Durso November 15, 2019 The sanctions against Iran are obviously working as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has again called for [...]

By |November 15th, 2019|Iraq, Lebanon|

Iraqis chant slogans in Baghdad against Iran after football win

Iran vs. Iraq in AFC Asian Cup. (Supplied) November 15, 2019 People in Baghdad took to Tahrir (Liberation) Square in downtown Baghdad the epicentre of recent anti-regime protests Thursday evening when their football team beat the Iranian team 2-1 in the 2020 World Cup Qualifiers played in the Jordanian capital of Amman. According [...]

By |November 15th, 2019|Iraq|

US-Iran conflict casts shadow on Iraqi protests

Demonstrators run from tear gas thrown by Iraqi security forces during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 12, 2019. (Reuters) November 15, 2019 Protests in Iraq have become embroiled in the conflict between the United States and Iran. Washington had called for early elections but was met with the rejection of [...]

By |November 15th, 2019|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iraqis aim to rekindle protests with Iran football match

Demonstrators have criticized Iran for backing the very government they want to bring down, accusing Tehran of economic and political overreach in Iraq. (AP) November 14, 2019 For Iraqis opposed to the Baghdad government and its sponsor Tehran, there is even more than football at stake when Iraq faces Iran in a World [...]

By |November 14th, 2019|Iraq|

Iraq’s elite rallies around Iran-backed plan to hang on to power

Anti-government protesters take cover while Iraq security forces fire during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP) November 12, 2019 Iraq’s ruling parties appear to have rallied behind a strategy, blessed by Iran, to try to survive a mass anti-government uprising by containing protests on the streets of Baghdad while offering [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|Iraq|

Iranian state media spread fake news in fear of uprising in Iraq

Demonstration outside the Iranian consulate in Karbala, Nov 4, 2019. (AFP) November 12, 2019 In fear of the ongoing uprising in Iraq, the Iranian regime is faking the news and claiming that the uprisings are fading. By cutting off the Internet, they are trying to inject their own news, to break the spirit [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|Iraq|

Iran’s top Al-Quds officials in Baghdad to support Abdul Mahdi

Iraqi protesters burning the Iranian flag during a demonstration in Karbala, Iraq, November 6, 2019. (AP) November 9, 2019 Qassim Suleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force and field commander in charge of Iran’s operations in Iraq, has been in Baghdad for 11 days to manage the crisis and provide direct support to [...]

By |November 9th, 2019|Iraq|