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Iran’s puppets pushing Iraq into failed statehood

Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militants backed by Iran. (Supplied) March 16, 2020 Is Iraq on course to becoming a failed state? The Kataib Hezbollah militants (part of Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi) who killed several coalition troops last week are closely allied to Iran, as well as to powerful elements within Iraq’s parliament. This is just [...]

By |March 16th, 2020|Iraq|

Iran is on the brink of disaster — but still asking for a US slapdown

Damaged military vehicles in the aftermath of US military air strikes targeting pro-Iranian militias in Iraq, March 13, 2020. (AFP) March 14, 2020 Washington responded to a Wednesday attack by an Iranian-backed militia on a military base in Iraq the only right way: with Friday airstrikes. US forces hit structures across Iraq linked to [...]

By |March 14th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran warns Trump over ‘dangerous actions’ after Iraq airstrikes

Trump delivers remarks to US troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Dec 26, 2018. (AP) March 14, 2020 Tehran on Friday warned US President Donald Trump against taking "dangerous actions" after American forces waged a series of airstrikes against an Iran-backed militia in Iraq that it blamed for a [...]

By |March 14th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

U.S. says threat from Iran still high after U.S. retaliatory strikes in Iraq

Destroyed headquarters of Kataib Hezbollah militia group are seen after in an air strike in Qaim, Iraq, December 30, 2019. (REUTERS) March 14, 2020 The threat from Iran is still high, even after the United States carried out retaliatory strikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq blamed for killing U.S. and British forces in [...]

By |March 14th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

US bombs Iran-backed Iraqi militia in response to deadly rocket attack

Destroyed headquarters of Kataib Hezbollah militia group are seen after in an air strike in Qaim, Iraq, December 30, 2019. (REUTERS) March 13, 2020 The US launched airstrikes Thursday in Iraq, targeting the Iranian-backed Shia militia members believed responsible for the rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops at a [...]

By |March 13th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Twenty-six Iran-backed Iraqi fighters killed in east Syria strike

Popular Mobilization Forces members stand by a burning truck after a drone attack near Qaim border crossing, in Anbar province, Iraq, August 25, 2019. (AP) March 12, 2020 An air strike killed 26 fighters of Iraqi paramilitary group Hashed al-Shaabi in eastern Syria after a deadly attack on US-led coalition troops in Iraq, [...]

By |March 12th, 2020|Iraq, Syria|

After Soleimani, Iran sends Shamkhani to Iraq to take control

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani. (Fars) March 10, 2020 Iran sent Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, to Iraq in order to try to control Iraq’s political future, according to reports and insider accounts. Shamkhani is a key figure in Iran. Even as the [...]

By |March 10th, 2020|Iraq|

Iraq to stop border trade with Iran from March 8-15 due to coronavirus

A member of medical team checks the body temperature of an Iraqi man upon arrival from Iran, east of Basra city, February 20, 2020. (EPA-EFE) March 7, 2020 Iraq will halt border trade with Iran and Kuwait between March 8 and 15 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the country’s health minister [...]

By |March 7th, 2020|Iraq|

Iraqis demand international community protection from Iranian-backed militias

Iraqi protesters burning Iranian flag during demonstration in Karbala, Iraq, November 6, 2019. (AP) March 3, 2020 Demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Baghdad have contacted IranWire to call on the international community, the United Nations, and the European Union to protect them from the mass killing of protesters by parties and militias targeting [...]

By |March 3rd, 2020|Iraq|

Iraq’s protests, economy, popular sentiment impacted by coronavirus from Iran

A member of medical team checks the body temperature of an Iraqi man upon arrival from Iran, east of Basra city, February 20, 2020. (EPA-EFE) March 2, 2020 Schools and universities in Iraq will remain closed throughout next week as part of government measures to combat the spread of coronavirus from neighboring Iran. [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Iraq|